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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Test your knowledge and leave your comments below with questions you might have about the difference between Present Perfect and Past Simple:
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I am so glad yo liked it, Masha! <3 It means the world to me! 😉 Have you tried the Quizlet exercise?
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And I’d like to say thank you for leaving your comment here! I really appreciate it! This is just the first video on the series! Let’s (finally!) learn how to use Present Perfect!
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Tks teacher for the video! It was amazing and the exercises too.
See you on the next video!
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it’s fantastic to listen to you, this video opened my eyes ,i always had some doubts about the present perfect,but now i can say,that everything is so clear fo me.thank you so much.hope,you’ll countinue with the grammar videos
I’ll keep posting lots of material! Stay tuned!
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