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Re: Perfect and

Posted by Rube on May 21, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Past or present posted by Miri Barak on May 20, 2004

: : : I cannot decide whether this sentence is in the past or present tense?
: : : I'll appreciate your help.

: : : "we've had plenty of people take a look at this dog at this point".

: : : Thank you

: : It's in the past. "...at this point" is unnecessary and confusing.

: Thank you so much.

I agree it is a perfect tense; I don't agree that "at this point" is necessarily superfluous.

""we've had plenty of people take a look at this dog [previously, but if you would like to...][and have more appointments next week] at this point/by this time [implying] 'and it is enough already'