Bedeutung von “the present perfect” im Essential American English Dictionary

the present perfect

noun us /ˈprez·ənt ˈpər.fɪkt/

in grammar, the form of a verb that is used to show things that have happened in a period of time up to now. The sentence “I have never been to Canada”is in the present perfect.

(Definition von “the present perfect” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)