PRESENT PERFECT TENSE
Subject + has/have + Past Participle
She has eaten an apple
We use the Present Perfect Simple tense to talk about what happened until now…
Do you know how to use the Present Perfect Tense?
The present perfect tense always has a connection with the past and with the present
uses of the present perfect tense
We often use the present perfect tense to talk about experience
from the past. We are not interested in when
you did something. We only want to know if
you did it:
- I have seen Brad Pitt.
- I have lived in London.
- I have gone to the museum.
2. Continuing situation
We can also use the present perfect tense to talk about a continuing situation. It started in the past
and continues in the present.
This is a state (not an action).
We use for
with this structure.
- I have been here since 5 o'clock.
- How long have you worked here for?
- She has been sick for a week.
We also use the present perfect tense to talk about a change
- John has broken his car.
- Has the price increased?
Note: The Present Perfect Tense is common in British English. American speakers use the past tense rather than the present perfect tense.
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