the present perfectnoun [ S ]uk /ˌprez.ənt ˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ˌprez.ənt ˈpɝː.fekt/
- 'I have seen it' is an example of the present perfect.
- The sentence 'I have told him' is in the present perfect tense.
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Completed or continuing eventsWe use the present perfect simple with action verbs to emphasise the completion of an event in the recent past. We use the present perfect continuous to talk about ongoing events or activities which started at a time in the past and are still continuing up until now. …
Present perfect simple: usesWe use the present perfect simple to refer to events in the past but which connect to the present. …