EN: my friend (has) lost his wallet

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Rocksong

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Laquelle de ces deux phrases est correcte?

;)

Si l'on demande à quelqun "excuse me, but my friend (has) lost his wallet"
 
  • born in newyork

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    U.S.A./English
    Both are used.

    Some would say that "my friend has lost his wallet" is technically correct since the sentence does not specify a point in time at which the event occurred. But it would be typical, at least in the US, to simply say: "my friend lost his wallet."
     
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