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


The main function for the present perfect tense is to relate something in the past to the present. We can do so in a number of ways. First, we have indefinite past actions. 'I have been to Italy twice'. We're not concerned with when it happened, we just simply want to say that it has happened in the past. It's a fact of something I have done in the past but yet it's still true in the present. Unfinished past actions: 'I have lived here for three years'. I started living here in the past and it's still true now. With this usage, you will typically see time expressions. Finally, we have past actions with present results. I have lost my keys. It's implied that I still haven't found them. I lost them in the past. I don't have them now. I've lost my keys.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

I don't know how well i did on this test I think I did well. This is all review from my time in school but I do not know or have any idea how well I grasped the concepts presented here because I do not yet have access to my scores so instead I am here writing an evaluation of my work without the proper data to give an accurate self assessment and I am just aggravated at this.It is always good to be refreshed on grammar points, especially their names and the roles they play within the English language. However, this unit was not anything too new or unexpected. In teaching students, it?s good to review simple ways to express the function of each form, as opposed to complex language like ?temporary action around the time of speaking.?

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