# Thread: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

1. ## Use of perfect perfect for a past event

Hello everyone,

Would the present perfect tense fit in the following sentence:
"The price of gold has risen from 2001 to 2006."
I learnt that the present prefect only applied to events that started in the past and continue in the present, but in this case, the event stays located in the past.

Thanks,
Mark

2. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

Originally Posted by Mark53
Hello everyone,

Would the present perfect tense fit in the following sentence:
"The price of gold has risen from 2001 to 2006."
I learnt that the present prefect only applied to events that started in the past and continue in the present, but in this case, the event stays located in the past.

Thanks,
Mark
It's an incorrect sentence. Where did you find it?

3. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

It's not an actual sentence I found, I'm just asking where the present perfect tense would fit in it. Would you use a simple past instead?

Yes.

5. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

Thank you. But if the action continues in the present, the present perfect is correct, right?

Here is an example:
The price has risen from 2001 till now.

6. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

Originally Posted by Mark53
Thank you. But if the action continues in the present, the present perfect is correct, right?

Here is an example:
The price has risen from 2001 till now.
That is correct. Anyway, your original sentence is wrong. It should have been:

"The price of gold had risen from 2001 to 2006." (Meaning: The price increase was relevant in terms of the duration from 2001 - 2006. That's the purpose of perfect tense. Since it happened in the past, you should have used the past of have, which is had.)

or

"The price of gold rose from 2001 to 2006." (Meaning: This is a fact that occurred in the past. That's the purpose of using simple past tense. Here, you are not concerned with the relevance and duration of the event up to a particular point in the past.)

Hope that helps.

7. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

NOT A TEACHER

The price has risen from 2001 till now.
Instead of 'from', I would use 'since'.

8. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

Thank you both!

9. ## Re: Use of perfect perfect for a past event

Originally Posted by Mark53
The price has risen from 2001 till now.
This is incorrect.
"The price has risen since 2001" is correct.

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