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Meaning of “the present perfect” - Learner’s Dictionary

the present perfect

noun    
the form of the verb that is used to show actions or events that have happened in a period of time up to now. The sentence 'I have never been to Australia.' is in the present perfect.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the present perfect from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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