Present Perfect: Lesson 1

 

  • How to form the Present Perfect?

Present Perfect --> have/has + past participle*

*Note: An exercise regarding irregular verbs and past participls will follow soon.

 

  • When do you use the Present Perfect?

The Present Perfect is used for an action in the past with a result now.

 

Examples

They have bought a new car. (= They have a new car now)

I have lost my wallet. (= I can’t find my wallet now)

Laura has gone to bed. (= Laura is in bed now)

 

Complete the sentences below by using the Present Perfect. Use the verbs from the following list.

- lose; - go; - paint; - finish; - read

a) Your living room looks different. _____ you ______ the walls?

b) “Is Anna here?” – “No, she ______ to school.”

c) “Do you want the magazine?” – “No, thank you. I ______ it.”

d) “Where’s your passport?” – “I don’t know. I ___________it.”

e) “Are the still having breakfast?” – “No, they _______.”

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Answers:

a) Your living room looks different. Have you painted the walls?

b) “Is Anna here?” – “No, she’s(=has) gone to school.”

c) “Do you want the magazine?” – “No, thank you. I have read it.”

d) “Where’s your passport?” – “I don’t know. I have lost it.”

e) “Are the still having breakfast?” – “No, they have finished.”

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