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    #1

    present perfect

    If we consider that there are 3 uses of present perfect tense

    1)an undefinite event happened in the past

    2)effect of the action in present

    3)continuation in the present

    a)Where have you been?

    b)I have decided to go to the theatre

    c)It has never been so easy

    which use are they?

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    Re: present perfect

    We use the Present Perfect (have+ past participle) for:
    #. Actions when the time is not mentioned or is not definite.
    e.g. I have washed the clothes. We have redecorated the sitting-room.
    # personal experience or changes. e.g. Tom has dyed her hair green.
    # recently completed actions. e.g. Tom has just finished typing the letters.

    That is very simple :)
    And me Present Perfect was very hard, but not now :)

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    Re: present perfect

    but I'd like to know which use are they

    because there is a really nice website which explains all the tenses by giving examples.It explains the present perfect tense with 3 uses.

    and these sentences has just stuck on my head and they are confusing me.
    if you tell me which use are they I will be very pleased

    thank you

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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    If we consider that there are 3 uses of present perfect tense

    1)an undefinite event happened in the past

    2)effect of the action in present

    3)continuation in the present

    a)Where have you been?

    b)I have decided to go to the theatre

    c)It has never been so easy

    which use are they?
    Why don't you try first?

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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    We use the Present Perfect (have+ past participle) for:
    #. Actions when the time is not mentioned or is not definite.
    e.g. I have washed the clothes. We have redecorated the sitting-room.
    # personal experience or changes. e.g. Tom has dyed her hair green.
    # recently completed actions. e.g. Tom has just finished typing the letters.
    If you are quoting from a source, please name the source.
    Last edited by 5jj; 16-Jul-2011 at 16:49. Reason: typo

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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If you are quotingmfrom a source, please name the source.
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