# How can I rewrite past simple sentences using present perfect?

Dec 25, 2016

I think the best I can do is a pair of simple examples,

#### Explanation:

Past Simple Example
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$John went to the store.
The action took place some time in the past.

Present Perfect
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$John has gone to the store.
The action took place at a time prior to the present moment.

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Hope this helps.