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.
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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Now it's your turn to practise the present perfect. Go to our quiz page on this subject here.
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