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Grammar challenger Fatima from Iran

Present perfect
The present perfect is a verb form which links the past and present. We use it when we talk about an action or state which started in the past and which continues up to the present time.

For example:

I've lived in London since 1994.

I started living in London in 1994 and I still live in London now.

Today Fatima from Iran takes on the present perfect challenge by making sentences based on the life of the actor Tom Cruise.

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Positive

Subject

have / has

past participle
I
You
We
They
have
've
studied a lot this term.
been teaching here for years.
lived here for six years.

He
She
It
has
's


Negative

Subject

have not / has not

past participle
I
You
We
They
have not
haven't
've not
bought anything yet.
been teaching for long.
studied a lot this term.
He
She
has not
hasn't
's not



Question

Has / Have

subject

ever past participle
Have I
you
we
they
(ever) ridden a horse?
read Harry Potter?
met anyone famous?
Has he
she



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Flatmates - Present Perfect
Learn It - Present Perfect & Past Simple
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In the next programme: 'have to' and 'don't have to.' Tomomi from Japan checks her understanding.

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