Present Perfect Tense Examples 5/5 (1)

The present perfect tense is a combination of the present tense and perfect aspect that expresses an event in the past with consequences in the present.

Here are some examples.

The present perfect tense examples

Examples of Affirmative sentences

Construction of an affirmative sentence for the present perfect tense:

Subject + have/has + verb in past participle + object.

Present Perfect affirmative construction

Examples of Present perfect tense:

  • She has lived here all her life.
  • We have seen this movie already.
  • I have seen an enemy.
  • There has been an accident.
  • I have never been to Texas.
  • I have been here for ten minutes.
  • I have been at work for six hours.
  • They have studied
  • We have forgotten our house keys.

Examples of negative sentences

Negative sentence construction for the present perfect tense:

Subject + have/has + not + past participle + object.

Present Perfect negative construction

Examples of Present perfect tense:

  • I haven’t eaten in a restaurant for 1 year.
  • They have not bought a new car.
  • We haven’t seen her today.
  • It hasn’t drunk the water.
  • I have never eaten chicken.
  • You have not gone home.
  • Peter hasn’t called since May.
  • He has not shot the birds.
  • You haven’t been to New York.
  • I have not eaten breakfast today

Examples of questions

Question construction for the present perfect tense:

Have/has + subject + past participle/-ed + object?

Present Perfect question construction

Examples of Present perfect tense:

  • Has she ever ridden the horse?
  • Have you visited England?
  • Have you been there?
  • Has she met David?
  • Where have I left my umbrella?
  • Where have I left my wallet?
  • Have you spent holidays on the beach?
  • Have I missed the bus?

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