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Present Perfect Tense - Glossary of Terms


Present Perfect Tense

Verbs describing actions in the present are said to be in the present tense.  The present perfect tense is used for an action that began in the past and continues into the present.

Examples:

The board has decided not to uphold the appeal.
I have taken the wrong path again.

The present perfect tense is one for four present tenses.  They are:
 
The 4 Present Tenses Example
simple present tense I go
present progressive tense I am going
present perfect tense I have gone
present perfect progressive tense I have been going
 
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