Present Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect Progressive Exercises and Tests Form See also explanations on Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Progressive Use Both tenses are used to express that an action began in the past and is still going on or has just finished. In many cases, both forms are correct, but there is often a difference in meaning: We use the Present Perfect Simple mainly to express that an action is completed or to emphasise the result. Result or duration? Do you want to express what has happened so far or how long an action has been going on yet? Certain verbs The following verbs are usually only used in Present Perfect Simple (not in the progressive form). state: be, have (for possession only)Example: We have been on holiday for two weeks. senses: feel, hear, see, smell, taste, touchExample: He has touched the painting. brain work: believe, know, think, understandExample: I have known him for 3 years. Emphasis on completion or duration? Result or side effect? Time + negation: last time or beginning of an action? Signal words
Verb Tense Exercise 9 1. It (rain) all week. I hope it stops by Saturday because I want to go to the beach. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ENGLISH PAGE - Present Perfect Continuous [has/have + been + present participle] Examples: You have been waiting here for two hours. Have you been waiting here for two hours? You have not been waiting here for two hours. Complete List of Present Perfect Continuous Forms USE 1 Duration from the Past Until Now We use the Present Perfect Continuous to show that something started in the past and has continued up until now. They have been talking for the last hour. USE 2 Recently, Lately You can also use the Present Perfect Continuous WITHOUT a duration such as "for two weeks." Recently, I have been feeling really tired. Remember that the Present Perfect Continuous has the meaning of "lately" or "recently." REMEMBER Non-Continuous Verbs/ Mixed Verbs It is important to remember that Non-Continuous Verbs cannot be used in any continuous tenses. Sam has been having his car for two years. The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc. Recently, John has been doing the work.
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania present perfect simple continuou Simple Past vs. Present Perfect Simple Exercises and Tests Form See also explanations on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple Use In British English, the use of Simple Past and Present Perfect is quite strict. Note that the following explanations and exercises refer to British English only. Certain time in the past or just / already / yet? Do you want to express that an action happened at a certain time in the past (even if it was just a few seconds ago) or that an action has just / already / not yet happened? Certain event in the past or how often so far? Do you want to express when a certain action took place or whether / how often an action has happened till now? Emphasis on action or result? Do you just want to express what happened in the past? Signal Words Exercises on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple Tests on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple
Verb Tense Exercise 10 Mr. Smith: So tell me a little bit about yourself, Mr. Harris. I would like to find out a little bit more about your background. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. ENGLISH PAGE - Present Perfect [has/have + past participle] Examples: You have seen that movie many times. Complete List of Present Perfect Forms USE 1 Unspecified Time Before Now We use the Present Perfect to say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. I have seen that movie twenty times. How Do You Actually Use the Present Perfect? The concept of "unspecified time" can be very confusing to English learners. TOPIC 1 Experience You can use the Present Perfect to describe your experience. I have been to France. TOPIC 2 Change Over Time We often use the Present Perfect to talk about change that has happened over a period of time. You have grown since the last time I saw you. TOPIC 3 Accomplishments We often use the Present Perfect to list the accomplishments of individuals and humanity. Man has walked on the Moon. TOPIC 4 An Uncompleted Action You Are Expecting We often use the Present Perfect to say that an action which we expected has not happened. James has not finished his homework yet.
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania present perfect simple continuou Verb Tense Exercise 5 1. A: Did you like the movie "Star Wars?" B: I don't know. I (see, never) that movie. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Verb Tense Tutorial Verb tenses are tools that English speakers use to express time in their language. You may find that many English tenses do not have direct translations in your language. That is not a problem. By studying this verb tense tutorial, you will learn to think like a native English speaker. If you prefer to use the verb tense pages as a reference only and do not want to complete the tutorial, Click Here. The tutorial should be completed as follows: 1. 2. 3.