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Baturoni Junior College

B2+ English Class

Example:I have been in Paris twice this year

Present perfect

The present perfect is formed from the present tense of the verb have and the past participle of a verb.

We use the present perfect:1. for something that started in the past and continues in the present:

  • They've been married for nearly fifty years.
  • She has lived in Liverpool all her life.
2. when we are talking about our experience up to the present:
  • I've seen that film before.
  • I've played the guitar ever since I was a teenager.
  • He has written three books and he is working on another one.

Present perfect

When do we use present perfect?

Present perfect Continuous

  1. The present perfect continuous is formed using has/have + been + present participle.
  2. Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and has/have. Negatives are made with not.
  3. Statement: You have been waiting here for two hours.
  4. Question: Have you been waiting here for two hours?
  5. Negative: You have not been waiting here for two hours.