Tense Usage

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I frequently write in what I think is called "past perfect," such as "I have written several books about online dating," or "My friend has gone off to England for the summer." Are these correct, or should they say: "I wrote several books about online dating," and "My friend went off to England for the summer."

I would so much appreciate a reponse, since I'm a professional writer and concerned I'm making mistakes!

tense pasttense asked Jul 28 '12 at 02:02 Marcy Sheiner New member

"I have written" is present perfect tense. "I had written" is past perfect tense. "I wrote" is simple past tense.

Donna GambillJul 28 '12 at 12:04

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