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The Present Perfect Tense

The Present Perfect Tense

Author: Hiraya BDC

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

1. know the difference between the present perfect tense and simple past tense

2. use the present perfect tense in affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.

4. learn how to use "since, for", "already, yet",  and "never, ever" in the present perfect tense.

The present perfect tense is used to express an action

  • done in the past but where time isn't mentioned or isn't important
  • that happened in the past and has an effect on the present
  • done during a time that is not yet finished 
  • that happened in the past and might continue into the future
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A lesson on the Present Perfect Tense

Source: Focus on Grammar 3, Pearson Education