You Perfect? Present Perfect!
How well do you know the present
perfect tense? In my experience as a teacher at the PALC, I've
found that many students make little use of this tricky but
important tense in English.
Common ways to use the present
perfect include sentences like "I've just finished the class." or
"I've lived in Vancouver for five years". Here's a lesson on
Adverbial Time and the
Present Perfect from the PALC.net archives.
For a more complete explanation of
the present perfect, visit
the present perfect page at Charles Darling's Guide to Grammar
Using the tense correctly will make
your writing better.
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