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English definition of “the perfect”

the perfect

noun     /ˈpɜːfɪkt/ (also the perfect tense,     )
B2 the form of the verb that is used to show an action that has happened in the past or before another time or event . In English , the perfect is made with 'have' and a past participle . → See also the future perfect, the past perfect, the present perfectVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the perfect noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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