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1.2 The Present Perfect Tense: Definition and Basic Structure

Faster English July 2, 2024

The Present Perfect tense is used to describe actions or situations that started in the past and continue to the present or have some connection to the present. The basic structure of the Present Perfect tense is as follows:

Subject + auxiliary verb “have” (or “has” for the third person singular) + past participle of the main verb

For example:

  • I have visited Paris.
  • She has finished her homework.

In the next lesson, we will explore the different functions of the Present Perfect tense.