Can you give me an example of the Present Perfect Tense?
"To use the present perfect to refer to life experiences.
To use the past participles of verbs correctly."
Used to talk about an action or event that started in the past and has an effect on the present. It is formed with the helping verb 'have/has' and the past participle of a verb. It is often used with words like 'already', 'yet', 'ever', and 'just'.
Present Perfect Tense
The Present Perfect tense is used to express an action that happened in the past but is still relevant to the present. It is formed by using the auxiliary verb 'have' + the past participle of the verb. The Present Perfect is used to talk about a completed action that happened at an unspecified time before now. It is used to talk about experiences or changes that have taken place, but there is no indication of when they happened. The Present Perfect is also used to talk about actions that started in the past and are still happening now, or actions that happened before a certain point in time, but we don’t know when exactly.
In Spanish, the present perfect tense is known as the 'pretérito perfecto compuesto' and is used to express a past action with present consequences. In Russian, the present perfect tense is known as the 'совершенное время' and is used to express an action that happened in the past but is still relevant to the present. In French, the present perfect tense is known as the 'passé composé' and is used to express an action that happened in the past but has a continuing effect to the present.
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Work together in pairs: Q: Name two past participles that you used correctly in the present perfect tense to refer to a life experience.
What are some examples of experiences or actions that are typically described using the Present Perfect Tense?
Work together in pairs: What is one way that you can use the Present Perfect tense to talk about the past?
Brain break: Draw a tree house with a happy family of birds having a party on it.
Which of the following sentences is in the present perfect tense?
- She has finished her homework.
- He will come to the party tomorrow.
- I eat breakfast every day.
What is the correct form of 'to be' to use with present perfect tense?
What is the formula for present perfect tense?
- Subject + simple past verb
- Subject + have/has + past participle verb
- Subject + will/shall + base form verb
Which sentence uses present perfect progressive correctly?
- He has played soccer yesterday.
- They have been playing soccer for two hours.
- She had been eating dinner when I arrived.
Which one below is not a common time expression used with Present Perfect Tense?