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Present Perfect Tense

In the Present Perfect tense, the action is complete or has ended and hence termed Perfect. The exact time when the action happened is not important and hence, it is not mentioned in this tense.

POSITIVE STATEMENTS

SUBJECT

HAVE / HAS

VERB (past participle)

REST OF THE SENTENCE

I

have

seen

this movie.

You

have

seen

this movie.

He

has

seen

this movie.

Mohan

has

seen

this movie.

The boy

has

seen

this movie.

She

has

seen

this movie.

Pooja

has

seen

this movie.

The girl

has

seen

this movie.

We

have

seen

this movie.

You

have

seen

this movie.

They

have

seen

this movie.

The children

have

seen

this movie.

Notice that we use

‘have’ with the subjects ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

‘has’ with the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

NEGATIVE STATEMENTS

SUBJECT

HAVE NOT / HAS NOT

VERB (past participle)

REST OF THE SENTENCE

I

have not

eaten

lunch.

You

have not

eaten

lunch.

He

has not

eaten

lunch.

Mohan

has not

eaten

lunch.

The boy

has not

eaten

lunch.

She

has not

eaten

lunch.

Pooja

has not

eaten

lunch.

The girl

has not

eaten

lunch.

We

have not

eaten

lunch.

You

have not

eaten

lunch.

They

have not

eaten

lunch.

The children

have not

eaten

lunch.

Notice that we use

‘have not’ with the subjects ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

‘has not’ with the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

INTERROGATIVE STATEMENTS / QUESTIONS

HAVE / HAS

SUBJECT

VERB (past participle)

REST OF THE SENTENCE

Have

I

finished

the work?

Have

you

finished

the work?

Has

he

finished

the work?

Has

Mohan

finished

the work?

Has

the boy

finished

the work?

Has

she

finished

the work?

Has

Pooja

finished

the work?

Has

the girl

finished

the work?

Have

we

finished

the work?

Have

you

finished

the work?

Have

they

finished

the work?

Have

the men

finished

the work?

Notice that we use

‘have’ with the subjects ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

‘has’ with the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

Present Perfect Tense Exercise