recently + simple past / present perfect ?

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Hi there, I need your help!

Is it: I recently finished my studies ...
or : I recently have finished my studies ...

What's correct / better?

Thanks a lot!
  • rainbow84uk

    Senior Member
    English, UK
    I recently finished my studies ... :tick:

    I have recently finished my studies ... :tick: (note the word order)

    Both sound fine to me. As a teacher, present perfect is probably more correct, but as a native speaker I would probably be more likely to use the past simple. I would only use "I have recently finished my studies" if it was very, very recently.
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