Present Perfect Simple Tense

Grammar explanations Present Perfect diagram
Present Perfect form
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Present Perfect signal words
Exercises Present Perfect Simple

The Present Perfect Tense belongs to one of the most commonly used tenses in English. In this section of our website we want to present this tense in detail. The whole section on the Present Perfect Tense has been divided into a few parts such as: presenting the usage of the tense in question with diagrams, forms, spelling, special verbs, signal words and exercises online. If you want to get to know the specific issues, simply go to the corresponding tabs shown above. You can find there the detailed information on this tense.

There are a number of languages which do not have the corresponding tense to the Present Perfect. Therefore the learners sometimes find it quite difficult to grasp this tense. The forms and the spelling should not be particularly troublesome. All you have to remember is that when using this tense you emphasise the specific aspect of language that is putting the emphasis on the present results of the activity which started in the past.

The table below show the affirmative and negative sentences along with questions in Present Perfect Simplet tense with verbs HAVE, BE and DO.

HAVE

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I / you have had a car. I / you have not had a car. Have I / you had a car?
He / She / It has had a car He / She / It has not had a car. Has he / she / it had a car?
We / You / They have had a car. We / You / They have not had a car. Have we / you / they had a car?

BE

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I / You have been to England. I / You have not been to England. Have I / you been to England?
He / She / It has been to England He / She / It has not been to England. Has he / she / it been to England?
We / You / They have been to England. We / You / They have not been to England. Have we / you / they been to England?

DO

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I / You have done an exercise. I / You have not done an exercise. Have I / you done an exercise?
He / She / It has done an exercise. He / She / It has not done an exercise. Has he / she / it done an exercise?
We / You / They have done an exercise. We / You / They have not done an exercise. Have we / you / they done an exercise?
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