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Perfect Aspect

Any verb (in the past, present or future) in the perfect (or complete) tense is said to be in the "perfect aspect" (also called the "complete aspect").  Such verbs are used to describe completed actions.


In the past: I had gone / they have eaten / she had drawn
(the past perfect tense)
In the present: I have gone / we have cleaned / it has recovered
(the present prefect tense)
In the future: I will have gone / you will have acted / he will have flown
(the future perfect tense)
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