I've (done something)

You should say that you "have done" something (instead of saying that you "did" it) in situations like these:

  • When talking about experiences that you have.

    I've never been to Los Angeles. Have you?

  • When talking about things that started in the past but haven't finished yet.

    She's been crying for almost an hour. What should we do?

  • When talking about something that people expected to happen.

    Today's dad's birthday. Have you called him yet?

The example above falls into the last category. You girlfriend expected you to kill the spider, so now you're telling her that you've "done" it. If your girlfriend had never seen the spider, but you found it and killed it, you might say:

I saw a spider in your kitchen, so I killed it.

In that case, she didn't expect anything so you don't need to use "have (done)"

This phrase appears in these lessons: