Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect - Overview


Now we'll have a look at the present perfect tense. The form for the present perfect tense is again our subject here, our auxiliary verb, or helping verb, in this case it's 'have'. For subjects 'I,' 'you,' 'we,' 'they', we leave the auxiliary verb as 'have'. For 'he,' 'she' and 'it', our auxiliary verb needs to be conjugated or changed into 'has'. Following these helping verbs, we have our main verb in the past participle form. Here we have the verb 'to play'. 'To play' is a regular verb. So for regular verbs we simply add '-ed'. The result is sentences such as 'I have played football today,' or 'He has played snooker today'.

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I had a hard time with this unit because it was so confusing and used a lot of jargon. I can't remember all the symbols or terminology no matter how hard I try. I understand it's important but it's also biased: Canadians, Australians, Brits, and Americans pronounce many words differently and it's also different within the countries themselves (Midwest vs South vs Yank, etc.).Managing a classroom is a daunting task but must be done if any learning is to occur. Understanding that class arrangement, vocal projection, and standing/seating position of the teacher all influence the class as a whole and should vary in accordance with particular cases is vital if one is to capitalize on the potential of the class in order to maximize learning potential.

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