by GetEnglishLessons on 24/06/10 at 2:09 am
Using the Present Perfect Tense can be difficult. Use this worksheet for an explanatory lesson. Download the document for free and become a subscriber to GetEnglishLessons.com.
Present Perfect Tense
have/has + participle
haven’t/hasn’t + participle
Have you +participle….?
Has he/she/it +participle…?
Actions that don’t have specified time, use present perfect:
I’ve been to the United States.
Actions with specified time, use simple past:
I went to the United States last year.
Sentences that carry an idea of repetition: two times, many times etc., use present perfect:
I’ve watched this movie three times.
I’ve tried talking to her many times this week.
Sentences that carry the idea of present (Recently, today, these days, this year, this week, this month), use present perfect:
I’ve worked hard this week.
I haven’t seen Peter recently.
He has suffered a lot this year.
With words like:
J A N Y S F
- Just – He has just finished his homework.
- Always – They have always been a happy family.
- Already – He has already talked to her.
- Never – She has never been to Bahia.
- Yet – Have you done your school work yet?
- Since – I have lived in this house since I was 10.
- For – I have lived in this house for 12 years.
With questions like:
How long have you studied English?
I have studied English for……
Have you ever been to Europe?
No, I’ve never been there.
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