(Now) + present perfect

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(Now) + present perfect

Post by khaledwawa » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:19 am

Hello.
In the following sentence: (source: English for starters)
((I’m so angry with my brother. He took my new football to the park yesterday, and now he’s lost it.))
Does it make any sense to use (now) with the present perfect?
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Re: (Now) + present perfect

Post by Alan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:46 am

Yes, it does. In fact, contrary to what you might expect, 'now' can occur as modifier to a wide range of tense-forms, including even the simple past (in which case it has, of course, a relative meaning).

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