PRESENT PERFECT TENSE – form and use

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Present perfect in English, imperfect, imperfetto, impefect,

FORM

Auxiliary verb ‘to have’ + past participle

USE THE PRESENT PERFECT TO DESCRIBE:

  • an action that began in past continues in present – I have been in Malta for 3 months.
  • a past / finished action that has present importance – I have just broken a glass.
  • to describe past experience – I have been to Mexico.
  • an action happened at an indefinite or unspecified time in the past – I have never had an operation.

Review of the PAST SIMPLE in English

Irregular Past Participle Exercise (level A1/A2)

Ready to check your knowledge of the Present Perfect?  Write in the correct form of the Past Participle for each of the verbs below.