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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2020 07:43 am
Which is a better choice and what is the difference:

Andrea has been provided with an estimate to have the water lines repaired.
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Andrea was provided with an estimate to have the water lines repaired.
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2020 11:49 am
@LBrinkmann,
The choice depends on what you want to express.

The present perfect tense expresses a past action that has present consequences, so the first sentence can be read as a part of a continuing process or set of actions.

The simple past tense has no other connotation than an action that has occurred.
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2020 01:49 pm
@InfraBlue,
Thank you!
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