Question in present perfect, but answer in past simple. Why not a past simple question?

From the English workbook "access 2", page 48: Finish the dialogue with verb forms in the present perfect or simple past. Dan: Have you ever been to Dartmoor, Amira? Amira: Yes, I have. I _________ (be) there twice. Given that Amira does not live in Dartmoor and both Dan and Amira are not in Dartmoor … Read more

I have studied at university an achievement?

I am a middle aged woman who went to university where I studied French. This was 30 years ago . If someone asks me: "what have you studied?" can I answer: "I have studied French at university"(without mentioning when), because this is an achievement and/or life experience or is past simple a better option because … Read more

When I tell a story in the past, shouldn’t I use past tense when the verbs are describing states?

I asked someone to correct my sentence in the other site, the sentence is: I saw her yelling at her boyfriend, but he seemed to be indifferent. They corrected the sentence for the usage of the tense in the second clause: I saw her yelling at her boyfriend, but he seems to be being indifferent. … Read more

Which one is correct: “you called the wrong person” or “you are calling the wrong person” when you get connected with someone mistakenly?

Would you tell me which one is correct: "you called the wrong person" or "you are calling the wrong person" when you get connected with someone mistakenly? For example: Person A: Is this Dave? Person B: No, you called/you are calling the wrong person. I’ve heard both in the context, but which one is correct … Read more