Present perfect tense

Present Perfect Tense | Definition, Structure and Examples

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Tense usually describes an action which has been finished but it’s consequence still available. Present Perfect Tense takes ‘have’ and ‘has’ as it’s helping verb and past participle form placed after the helping verb. Let us see some examples to get a clear conception about the Present Perfect Tense:

  • I have done my job properly.
  • He has learned a new lesson.
  • She has gained a profit.
  • They have bought an Android TV.
  • We have built a sweet home.

Structure: Subject+have/has+Verb(past participle form)+Object

Let us see the different forms of Present Perfect Tense:

AffirmativeInterrogativeNegativeNegative Interrogative
I have missed the opportunity.Have I missed the opportunity?I have not missed the opportunity.Have I not missed the opportunity?
He has travelled last night.Has he travelled last night?He has not travelled last night.Has he not travelled last night?
They have forgot to take the luggage.Have they forgot to take the luggage?They have not forgot to take the luggage.Have not they forgot to take the luggage?
Colin has worked for his company.Has Colin worked for his company?Colin has not worked for his company.Has Colin not worked for his company?
She has removed dust from her window.Has she removed dust from her window?She has not removed dust from her window.Has she not removed dust from her window?

Examples of Present Perfect Tense

  • Mike has fulfilled his ambition.
  • You have done the wrong thing.
  • We have distributed some food for the street people.
  • Has she attended the program?
  • They have not laughed at the helpless people.
  • Jameela has enjoyed a happy time.
  • Have you not forgot the incident?
  • I have completed my project successfully.
  • She has walked in the street.
  • Nilufa has reached at the station on time.
  • We have not gained a lot of profit in this month.
  • Has he not got the actual point?
  • I have met with my friends today.
  • You have not finished your task properly.
  • Kajal has recollected her sweet dreams.
  • He has stayed in a long distance.
  • Katherine has lost her friend a few days ago.
  • We have not agreed with his argument.
  • Has she gone to the right path?
  • Azim has married his beloved.
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