present perfect


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present perfect tense

The present perfect tense (sometimes referred to as the present perfect simple tense) is formed by using the present tense of the auxiliary verb “have” (or “has,” if used with third-person singular pronouns) along with the past participle of the “main” verb. Despite its name, the present perfect is used to give general information about something that happened in the past (anytime “before now”), but which did not occur at a definitive point in time.
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pres·ent per·fect

(prĕz′ənt pûr′fĭkt)
n.
1. The verb tense expressing action completed at the present time, formed in English by combining the present tense of have with a past participle, as in He has spoken.
2. A verb in the present perfect tense.

present perfect

adj, n
(Grammar) grammar another term for perfect8, perfect11

pres′ent per′fect


adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or being a verb tense or form indicating that the action or state expressed by the verb was completed prior to the present or that it extends up to or has results continuing up to the present, and consisting in English of have followed by a past participle, as have lived in We have lived here for two years.
n.
2. the present perfect tense.
3. a form in this tense.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.present perfect - a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present; "`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"
perfect, perfect tense, perfective, perfective tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
Translations

present perfect

n (Gram) → passato prossimo
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