English Grammar: Perfect Aspect

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Definition:

The perfect aspect is formed with the auxiliary verb 'to have' + the past participle. It is used for finished actions that are relevant to the time referred to or ones that continue up to the time referred to:

She's worked here for donkey's years. (this continues up to now)

I've lost my keys. (a past action that is relevant now as I can't open the door)

See Also:

Progressive Aspect; Mood; Voice; Tense

Category:

Verbs and Tenses

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