99 Levelling of the difference between present perfect and simple past: simple past for StE present perfect

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory12
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare22
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare13
D - attested absence of feature11
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)15
? - no information on feature is available4

Feature area:
Verb phrase I: tense and aspect
Typical example:
Were you ever in London?
Example source:
Kortmann/Szmrecsanyi (2004)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type