We all make mistakes. Just because a native speaker says something doesn’t make it right.
In a recent conversation, a client said, “I didn’t see nobody.” When I corrected him, he was confused because this was how they said it in American movies. A few days later, I got a text from another client who had seen a statement from Boris Johnson who said, “I have today left hospital.”
“Why did he use the present perfect?” she asked. “It started and finished in the past and we know when it happened. Why didn’t he use the past simple? And why … Read the rest