I posted two questions and still haven't got a reply

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djordjes

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Serbian
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I am thinking whether the upper sentence is correct or not?
Or should I say:
I have posted two questions and still haven't got a reply.

I posted two questions and the result of those postings can be felt in the present too - there for present perfect should be used instead of past simple.

Is this correct or should I after all use the:
I posted two questions and still haven't got a reply.

?

Thank you.
 
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  • djordjes

    Senior Member
    Serbian
    Thank you Parla.

    The past simple version is confusing for me as a foreigner.
    Do I need to insert a specific time date, when the questions were posted to be able to use past simple version? For example:

    I posted two questions yesterday, and still haven't got a reply.

    ?
     

    djordjes

    Senior Member
    Serbian
    Thank you PaulQ.
    What does the past simple version imply, that present perfect does not in this specific case?
     

    PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    "I have posted two questions and still haven't got a reply." is slightly more formal/emphatic than "I posted two questions and still haven't got a reply."
     
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