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Present Perfect Tense

The present perfect tense is formed with have/has + a past participle. There are several situations in which we use this tense:

To talk about something that was true in the past and is still true in the present, as in, "I have been married for five years."

To talk about something that happened at an unspecified time in the past, as in, "Becky has visited China several times already."

To talk about something that happened during a period of time that has not yet ended, as in, "I have gone to three parties so far this month."

When used with "just," to talk about something that happened very recently, as in, "My mother has just arrived."

To ask someone if they have gone somewhere and returned or if they have done something, as in, "Have you been to the new restaurant?" In this case, it is formed with have/has + subject + a past participle.

When you see words like for, since, ever, already, and so far in a sentence, it often means that you need to use the present perfect tense.

Present Perfect Tense Grammar Quiz

  1. So far been robbed twice in the city this month.

  2. We have Canada several times already.

  3. Nobody has ever Mt. Everest in swimwear.

  4. Doctors created a vaccine for swine flu.

  5. Have you to Mexico in the past year?

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Present Perfect Tense Lessons:

Wine

Vampires

Rainbows

Anticipation

Monsters vs. Aliens

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Gangnam Style

Four Christmases

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everything128

India

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06:20 AM Feb 04 2017 |

Sultanasumi

India

nice grammer i liked it but it take me along time to understand.

08:19 AM Dec 11 2015 |

etterci

Brazil

I have visited NYC tuice last year! 

06:29 PM May 01 2015 |

iftikhar659668

Pakistan

i have been enrolled in university about 2 years


he has been engaged since last year.

02:14 PM Apr 20 2015 |

WISSEM

Algeria

i have already learnt about the present perfect but i forgot the situation in where we use it.so it was a good remember.


 

11:40 PM Feb 10 2015 |