This is the first post on the series about the Present Perfect.
Watch the video below to learn how to use Present Perfect and Past Simple.
have/has + past participle
Use the Present Perfect
- for past experiences, when we don’t say exactly when the happened.
- for recent past actions, often with just.
- with yet
* yet is used with negative and interrogative sentences and goes at the end of the phrase:
She hasn’t finished her homework yet?
Has Mary talked to him yet?
- with already
* already is used in affirmative sentences and goes before the main verb:
She has already finished her homework.
- with ever to talk about life experiences and goes before the main verb:
Have you ever been to Paris?
Have you ever broken a bone?
Use the Past Simple to ask or talk about finished actions in the past, when the time is mentioned or understood:
- Words that go together with Past Simple:
two days ago
three months ago
Present Perfect or Past Simple?
* Use the Present Perfect (NOT the past simple) to talk about past experiences and recent past actions when we don’t specify a time.
* Use the Past Simple (NOT the Present Perfect).
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