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    Verb of perfection

    Dear Teacher

    What is verb of perfection means? Can you give some examples.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Verb of perfection

    Hmm. I've never heard of a verb of perfection, but there's always a first time for everything. Would you have the context, the sentence you got it from?

    In the meantime, 'perfect' means full circle or a complete cycle. In grammar, the term "perfect" is used to refer to verbs that express that one event happened before another event, like this,

    EX: I had eaten dinner before I went out.

    This event happened first: I had eaten dinner
    This event happened next: I went out

    Present Tense: eat
    Past Tense: ate
    Past Participle: eaten
    Present Perfect Aspect: have eaten
    Past Perfect Aspect: had eaten

    When you use the perfect form of the verb, you're expressing that the action represented by that verb happened before another event in time.

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