English Present Perfect Tense

    Beginner+ English - Level A2


    This unit introduces the present perfect tense, which consists of a helping verb and a past participle.


    English-Present Perfect

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    English A2

    Present Perfect Tense

    To form the Present Perfect 1 we use “to have” + a verb in the past participle. In some cases. the simple present form and the past participle form are the same. These are regular verbs.

    clean – cleaned (simple) – cleaned (participle)
    play – played – played (participle)


    In some cases, the past participle form of a verb is different from the simple past form. These are irregular.

    drive – drove (simple) – driven (participle)
    send – sent (simple) – sent (participle)
    fly – flew (simple) – flown (participle)


    The same rules apply when formulating questions:

    Have you fallen?
    Has she forgotten?
    Have I mentioned?
    Have we thought about it?

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