PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE &
CONTINUOUS
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
FORM: have / has + past participle
USES:
1. LIFE EXPERIENCES
I’ve been to China
She’s ridden a horse
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
2. ALREADY, JUST & YET
They’ve just left
She’s already called her friend
They haven’t finished yet
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
SUPERLATIVES & “THE FIRST, SECOND,
LAST TIME”, ETC
It’s the best meal I’ve ever had
It’s the first ...
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
3. CONNECTION PAST & PRESENT
I’ve sprained my ankle, as you can see
He’s lost his keys
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
4. HOW LONG / FOR/ SINCE (NON-
ACTION VERBS:be, have, know, like, etc)
I’ve known Maria for 10 year...
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
5. HOW MUCH / HOW MANY
How many books have you written?
I’ve spent too much money
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
FORM: HAVE / HAS + BEEN + VERB + ING
USES:
1. “HOW LONG / FOR / SINCE” WITH ACTION
VERBS (actio...
PRESENT PERFECT
CONTINUOUS
2. REPEATED ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY WITH
TIME EXPRESSIONS LIKE ALL DAY, RECENTLY,
ETC
I have been a...
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
3. CONTINUOUS ACTIONS THAT HAVE JUST
FINISHED (WITH RESULT IN THE PRESENT)
He’s been running al...
SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS?
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE:
Emphasis on the RESULT of the action
I’ve painted my living room
PRESENT PER...
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Present+perfect+simple+&+continuous.ppt

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Present+perfect+simple+&+continuous.ppt

  • 1. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE & CONTINUOUS
  • 2. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE FORM: have / has + past participle USES: 1. LIFE EXPERIENCES I’ve been to China She’s ridden a horse
  • 3. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE 2. ALREADY, JUST & YET They’ve just left She’s already called her friend They haven’t finished yet
  • 4. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE SUPERLATIVES & “THE FIRST, SECOND, LAST TIME”, ETC It’s the best meal I’ve ever had It’s the first time he’s given a speech
  • 5. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE 3. CONNECTION PAST & PRESENT I’ve sprained my ankle, as you can see He’s lost his keys
  • 6. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE 4. HOW LONG / FOR/ SINCE (NON- ACTION VERBS:be, have, know, like, etc) I’ve known Maria for 10 years They’ve had that car since 2007
  • 7. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE 5. HOW MUCH / HOW MANY How many books have you written? I’ve spent too much money
  • 8. PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS FORM: HAVE / HAS + BEEN + VERB + ING USES: 1. “HOW LONG / FOR / SINCE” WITH ACTION VERBS (action started in past & continues now) How long have you been feeling like this? She’s been travelling by bus for 5 years
  • 9. PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS 2. REPEATED ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY WITH TIME EXPRESSIONS LIKE ALL DAY, RECENTLY, ETC I have been arguing with my husband lately. The phone has been ringing all day.
  • 10. PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS 3. CONTINUOUS ACTIONS THAT HAVE JUST FINISHED (WITH RESULT IN THE PRESENT) He’s been running all day. He’s dead! A: Look at your hands! They’re so filthy! B: I know. I’ve been painting the living room
  • 11. SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS? PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE: Emphasis on the RESULT of the action I’ve painted my living room PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS: Emphasis on the DURATION of the action I’ve been painting my living room

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