Have you phoned or Did you phone? [duplicate]

1.Have you phoned your sister?

2.Did you phone your sister?

What is the difference between the above two sentences? (Do they sound similar?)


In English, another way to make the past is to “have [past participle]”.

E.g. “I have given my candy away.” vs.

“I gave my candy away.”

So in your case, the verb is “to phone” [someone].

They have the same meaning. The first has a bit of an implication that the asker was expecting you to do it. The second is more inquisitive and unsure whether you did or not. This is sort of specific to the sentences and typically they are indistinguishable in meaning and tone.

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