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Present Verb Tense

Past Simple Tense & Present Perfect Tense



Understand the diffidence between the past simple verb tense & the present perfect verb tense

    Past Simple – is used when the:

  • action is finished
  • exact time of the action is known
    • I lost my keys.
    • Jimmy went to Europe 2 years ago.
    • We finished the project last week.

    Present Perfect Tense – is used for an action:

  • that is not finished
  • that finished in the past & has something to do with now
  • the exact time of the action is unknown
    • I have lost my keys, and now I can't get into the house.
    • My sister and I have gone to France a while ago.
    • We have done a lot of work on the project.

Past Simple Tense vs Present Perfect Tense

Present Simple Tense

Present Simple Tense Chart

Present Simple "to be" Tense Chart

Present Simple "to be" Tense Quiz

Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense Chart

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Tense Chart

Present Perfect Tense Quiz

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense Chart

Present Perfect vs. the Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Usage of the verb "Have" and Chart

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