Present perfect tense for English learners

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Published on February 28, 2014

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Learn the secret of this tricky tense in less than 2 minutes. While dancing.

Tense Mission The Search for the Present Perfect A very imperfect verb tense

Struggling with the present perfect?

The Search for the Present Perfect Starts with the present, have or has Talks about the past Could happen in the future

The Search for the Present Perfect 1. Starts with the present of to have I have He has I have been to the moon. present perfect

The Search for the Present Perfect 2. Finishes with a past participle I have been to the moon. He has travelled in space. present perfect

The Search for the Present Perfect Could happen in the future.

So far I went to the moon three times.

So far I went to the moon three times. But maybe I’ll go again.  So far I have been to the moon three times. present perfect

Could it happen in the future?

Could it happen in the future? Yes present perfect

1st trip 2nd trip 3rd trip today present perfect I have been to the moon three times. I could go again.

today present perfect I have never been to the moon. I could go in the future.

1st trip 2nd trip 3rd trip completed today I went to the moon three times. I won’t go again. past simple

2013 today I went to the moon last year. Last year is over. past simple

The Search for the Present Perfect Starts with the present, have or has Talks about the past Could happen in the future

Watch for these warning words.

Warning words ever/never just already not yet recently so far

Warning words tell you it could happen in the future.

Could go again present perfect moon trip today I have just been to the moon.

Could go again present perfect recent trip today I have recently been to the moon.

Could go again 1st trip 2nd trip present perfect 3rd trip today I have already been to the moon.

Could go in the future present perfect today I have never been to the moon.

The Search for the Present Perfect Starts with the present, have or has Talks about the past Could happen in the future

The Search for the Present Perfect Could it happen in the future?

Tense Mission The Search for the Present Perfect A very imperfect verb tense

The Search for the Present Perfect ends here. Practice if you don’t want to lose it again.

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