The Devil’s Bridge

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A short anecdote from the popular British series Hinterland. Do you know how to say "morrendo de medo" in English? What does the expression "how come" mean?
The beautiful devil's bridge in Wales

Evitando as Brasileiradas

Nós nos divorciamos.

"We got divorced."

You can also say: "We broke up."

"We divorced ourselves."

Não existe o reflexivo desta forma em inglês

Grammar Focus

Today we are going to take a quick look at the Present Perfect. In the “Devil’s Bridge” episode, the devil says, 

“I’ve kept my promise; now you keep yours.”

Among the many uses of the Present Perfect, one of the most common is:

Stating recent facts or announcing news.

Check out these examples:

  • The president has resigned.
  • The company has fired several employees.
  • I’ve just bought a new car!

Never say:

  • The president has resigned yesterday.
  • The company has fired several employees last year.
  • I’ve just bought a new car a few minutes ago.

If you mention the time, use the Past Simple; never the Present Perfect.

Shall we study a little?

Click the button for the interactive exercises

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