Present Perfect Tense: Rules & Examples

Definition of the present perfect tense

The present perfect tense is a mixture of present and past. It is used to indicate a link between the present and the past. The time of the action is before now but not stated, and we are often more interested in the result than the action.

Simple Present Tense: Rules & Examples

Present Perfect Tense Rules & Examples
Present Perfect Tense: Rules & Examples

Affirmative Sentences

Form: – Subject + has/have + V3 + Object.

Examples:

  • I have eaten my food.
  • The train has already left.
  • The guests have arrived.
  • She has gone to Mumbai.
  • He has written a letter.
  • I have met her today.
  • They have gone on a tour.
  • We have bought a new car.

Negative Sentences

Form: – Subject + has/have + not + V3 + Object.

Examples:

  • I have not eaten my food.
  • The train has not left yet.
  • The guests have not arrived yet.
  • She has not gone to Mumbai.
  • He has not written a letter.
  • I have not met her today.
  • They have not gone on a tour.
  • We have not bought a new car.

Interrogative Sentences

Form: – Has/Have + Subject + V3 + Object ?

Examples:

  • Have I eaten my food?
  • Has the train already left?
  • Have the guests arrived?
  • Has she gone to Mumbai?
  • Has he written a letter?
  • Have I met her today?
  • Have they gone on a tour?
  • Have we bought a new car?

Present Perfect Tense Examples

  • I have eaten my meal.
  • He has completed his homework.
  • The train has already left.
  • They have bought a new house.
  • She has come from Berlin.
  • I have hurt my leg while playing.
  • How long have you been here?
  • Have you brought your notebook?
  • They have just gone out.
  • We have gone there many times.
  • Have you been there before?
  • She hasn’t done anything wrong.
  • I have just left my office.
  • The match has already started.
  • Australia has won the match.
  • I have been alone for so long.
  • He has parked his car outside.
  • I have seen Machu Picchu of Peru.
  • Ronaldo has just scored a goal.
  • I have been in Italy for 5 years.
  • I have never seen any celebrity.
  • I have known her for a long time.
  • India has decided to ball first.
  • I have left my notebook at home.
  • Have you ever tried to quit smoking?
  • I have never seen such a movie before.
  • He hasn’t posted the letter yet.
  • I’ve seen her somewhere before.
  • Where have your children gone?
  • The child has not slept since yesterday.
  • We have known each other since childhood.

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