Typical Errors: Present Perfect/Past Simple
- It was / has been six years since I last saw / have last seen you, Daria—how are you?
- Phillip worked /has worked in the company from 1999 until 2007.
- I spent /have spent August lying on a beach in Cadiz. Now I’m spending January in the rain!
- Barbara made / has made some carrot cake last night—would you like to try some?
- Who told / has told you my news? I wanted it to be a surprise!
- Has been, last saw (here, “last” means “the last time”, so it’s completely in the past).
- Made. “Has made” would be possible, except for “last night”.