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Present Perfect Tense Chart


Positive Sentences

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary Verb - the present tense of the verb "have" (have/has) is used.
  • Main Verb -
    • Regular verbs - add -ed to the verbs base form.
    • Irregular Verbs - see verb chart past participle/V3.
Subject Auxiliary Verb Main Verb
1st Person I had worked late last night, so I am very tired now.
2st Person We have lived in New York, before we moved to Los Angeles.
3st Person Singular Ken has worked in the office, before I started to work here.
3st Person Plural My friends have been hiking all day, They are so tired.


Negative Sentences

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Not + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary Verb - the present tense of the verb "have" (have/has) is used.
  • "Not" - is added after the auxiliary verb "have".
  • Main Verb -
    • Regular verbs - add -ed to the verbs base form.
    • Irregular Verbs - see verb chart past participle/V3.
Subject Auxiliary Verb Not Main Verb
1st Person I have not slept well last night. I am very tired.
2st Person We have not bought a new car. We are still using the old car.
3st Person Singular My grandmother has not been well. She fell and broke her hip.
3st Person Plural My bosses have not traveled to London. This is going to be their first trip to London.


Questions

Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary Verb - the present tense of the verb "have" (have/has) is used.
  • Main Verb -
    • Regular verbs - add -ed to the verbs base form.
    • Irregular Verbs - see verb chart past participle/V3.
Auxiliary Verb Subject Main Verb
1st person Have I paid all the bills?
2nd person Have we finished all the work, or do we still have some more work?
3rd person singular Has doctor come to check on you yet?
3rd person plural Have they called from the electric company yet?


Basic Grammar

Present Simple Verb Tense

Present Continuous Verb Tense

  • Present Continuous Tense
  • Present Continuous Tense Chart
  • Present Continuous Tense Quiz
  • Present Perfect Verb Tense

  • Present Perfect Tense
  • Present Perfect Tense Chart
  • Present Perfect Tense Quiz
  • Past Simple Tense vs Present Perfect Tense
  • Present Perfect or the Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense
  • Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense

  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense Chart
  • Present Perfect Tense vs. Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense