Make Sentence Present Perfect Tense

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  • Here, we have present perfect tense, simple past tense and simple future tense all in the same sentence, but they all make sense together to create a logical sequence of events. The confusion over using multiple verb tenses in one sentence probably arises because we have heard that we need to maintain verb tense consistency.
  • Using correct tenses in those sentences make your writing more useful. The use of present simple tense is very extensive in almost all types of writings; so, you need to focus on a few common rules of using present simple tense in your writing: Rule 1. To describe natural truth that does not change. Example: Sun rises in the east.
  • The Present Perfect tense is made up of have/has and the past participle of a verb. He has eaten all the chocolates. I have included your amendments in the draft agreement. It is perhaps the most difficult of all verb tenses in English.

How to form the present perfect

To make the positive present perfect tense, use:
  • 'have' / 'has' + the past participle
  • Make the past participle by adding 'ed' to regular verbs (for example, 'play' becomes 'played')
  • There are a few verbs that change their spelling when you add 'ed' (for example, 'study' becomes 'studied')
  • We also have some completely irregular verbs

To form the present perfect tense, use has/have + past participle of the verb. We use FOR to talk about a length of time, a period of time. We use SINCE to talk about a point in the past, a specific point in time. Using FOR and SINCE in Present Perfect, Present perfect tense how touse for and since, using since in present perfect tense, using for in present perfect tense.

(Also, here's some help if you are not sure how to pronounce '-ed' at the end of a verb).

PositivePositive Short Form
I haveplayedI'veplayed
you haveworkedyou'veworked
he haswrittenhe'swritten
she haswalkedshe'swalked
it hasrainedit'srained
we havetravelledwe'vetravelled
they havestudiedthey'vestudied

The negative is really simple too. Just put 'not' after 'have' or 'has':

NegativeNegative Short Form
I have noteaten breakfast todayI haven'teaten
you have notbeen to Asiayou haven'tbeen
he has notseen the new filmhe hasn'tseen
she has notplayed tennisshe hasn'tplayed
it has notsnowed this winterit hasn'tsnowed
we have notslept all nightwe haven'tslept
they have nottried the foodthey haven'ttried
Make sentence present perfect tense sentences

To make a question, put 'have' or 'has' in front of the subject:

'Yes / No' Questions
have I missed the bus?
have you visited London?
has he worked as a waiter before?
has she met John?
has it been cold this week?
have we arrived too early?
have they studied English grammar before?

As you can imagine, for 'wh' questions, we just put the question word before 'have' or 'has':

'Wh' Questions
where have I left my umbrella?
what have you done today?
why has he gone already?
where has she been in the UK?
why has it rained so much this summer?
what have we done?
where have they learned English before?
Make Sentence Present Perfect Tense


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