Watch the 🎥 video above before reading the post!
Have you seen this?
This is Instagram’s new logo. Let’s look at some of the headlines to analyse the language behind it?
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The two first pieces of news use the Present Perfect: “has ditched” and “has changed”. The third one uses Past Simple: “changed”.
Can you explain WHY they used those verb forms before you move on?
As we learned in our 🎥 video about the present perfect, when we specify when something happened (on Wednesday), we use Past Simple:
🔎 Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday.
When we don’t specify when, we use Present Perfect:
🔎 Instagram has ditched its logo.
🔎 Instagram has changed its logo.
➥ Can you explain why the following verbs in blue were written in the Present Perfect? Leave your comments below!
“We‘ve been inspired by all the ways the community has grown and changed, and we wanted to create something that reflects how vibrant and diverse storytelling on Instagram has become,” a spokesman said.
Instagram’s supporting apps – Boomerang, Layout and Hyperlapse have also been given new designs with the same colour scheme.
The blog post asserts that the “Instagram community has evolved over the past five years from a place to share filtered photos to so much more – a global community of interests sharing more than 80m photos and videos every day. Our updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.”
🎥 For the complete video and quizzes about the difference between Present Perfect and Past Simple, visit our blog post.
Dear teacher Thiago Moshe, This verbs in blue were written in the present perfect because the author was not specify the time or when so we have used the present perfect.🌷🌷🌷
You nailed it!! Your participation has always surprised me!! I’m proud of your improvement 😉😉
I reckon that the idea of recent action fits very well in this case.
But both verb forms are possible, isn’t it so? 😉
This verbs in blue were written in presente perfect, because the poster did not specify the time!
Comtinue with the exchellent work, thanks
You got it!!! Making me prouder and prouder every day!! 😉 🌟
I totally agree with Mayã 😊 Thanks teacher you’re the best ! 👏🏻👏🏻🙏🏻
You always make me smile by leaving a comment here! And I’ve noticed lots of improvement coming from you! Well done! Thanks for being around! 😊😊😊
I agree with the previous comments about this post, Thiago uses the present perfect to describe actions that happened but he doesn’t specify when these occurred (in terms of time), additionally, two verbs in blue have another structure, present perfect continuous (1st and 4th)
Hi Liliana! You are correct about the use of Present Perfect to describe action but don’t specify when. However, the first and fourth verbs are not in the Present Perfect Continuous. In fact, they are in the Present Perfect passive voice.
The news were written in the Present Perfect, because the author doesn’t speficied when the facts happened,
SPOT ON! WELL DONE!
I agree with the other ones,when we don’t specify the time we use present perfect.i haven’t known this rule before,but now I can tell my students much more than I knew.thank you so much!!!!
That is it! Way to go!
Thiago,tell us about the differences between using the verbs -“tell,say and speak “please!!!! Though I’ve learned these verbs I always forget or mix them