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    Default Question on the present perfect?

    Hi teachers,
    Could you help me on this one please?
    If I use the present perfect to express a routine activity, it should always be mentioned together with some indication of frequency. Should it also have a present time marker in the sentence?
    Eg.
    He has gotten up early every day this week.
    He has often had his breakfast in the kitchen this week.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Question on the present perfect?

    You could say He has had his breakfast in the kitchen this week- the assumption would be that he has done it every day. I don't like often in your sentence much- I would say something like He has had his breakfast in the kitchen most mornings this week

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    Default Re: Question on the present perfect?

    Hi Tdol,
    Thank you for your reply. It's crystal clear.

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