present perfect tense


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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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Noun1.present perfect tense - 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)
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I have interviewed people with masters and PhD degrees who are native English speakers but not all of them can tell me the difference between past simple tense and present perfect tense.
Finally, the present perfect tense describes an action that occurred or a condition that existed at some indefinite time in the past.
Though APA guidelines direct authors to use past tense or present perfect tense to describe earlier research, I believe that the use of present tense is more powerful when referencing ideas and theories that remain relevant to the issue at hand.
Then, I will concern myself with how the narratives of these narrators often alternatively rely on two types of diegetic modes--an autonomous diegesis with the simple past tense (SP), and a linked diegesis with the present perfect tense (PP).
The distributional properties of used to revealed by Tagliamonte and Lawrence are precisely those of the present perfect tense.
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Any physical system can be seen as the robust interface between the present progressive and the present perfect tense.
This could have been due to the fact that he used the present perfect tense in most of the instances where the past perfect was required, a situation probably due to a confusion in this particular test and not to lack of knowledge.