Present Perfect Usage 4: Actions in unfinished time period: this year

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Action in unfinished time: we can use Present Perfect if the time period, referred to a completed action, has not finished: this year, this week, today, this morning (if it is still morning), this semester. We never use Present Perfect when the period of time has already passed: last year, 1 sec ago, yesterday … Revise “Present Perfect Usage 0: When we don’t use Present Perfect.

In a nutshell (exceptions may apply)

We use Present Perfect when we have:

this year, this week, today, this morning (if it is still morning), this semester

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