Present Perfect Tense

In this course you will learn about one of the most tricky tenses of the English tense system. This tense denotes a completed action, meaning that the action was carried out in the past, but still this tense is called “Present.” We also have Past Simple Tense to denote an action taken place in the past, but how do we distinguish between the two? First, we need to study the Present Perfect Tense alone, and, in another course, we need to compare the two. Don’t forget to take the course on Past Simple Tense and then the course on Past Simple and Present Perfect Compared. Please note, that “action,” is the same thing as inaction, and an inaction may also “take place”, if you allow me to express my idea this way. I’m sorry, but I don’t care about punctuation rules in my explanations, as long as you understand me, and you make progress, we’re good!

Lessons

Present Perfect: Actions started in the past and continuing in the present

The second use of present perfect: generally incomplete action, action still continues in the present. Yes, this is a paradox that makes this tense so confusing. “Perfect” means “complete”, but we use the Present Perfect to show an incomplete action that is still continuing now this time, and we normally translate the sentence into another …

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Present Perfect Tense Exam

This is the master quiz for Present Perfect Tense course. Please, click VIEW THE LESSON QUIZ button. You must score 80% to pass this exam