What Is the Present Perfect Tense?
We use the present perfect tense in English to talk about actions that happened in the past but are somehow related to the future.
Using the Present Perfect Tense
The present perfect tense is used to express:
- Unfinished actions
- Actions in the past
- Unspecific times
How to Form the Present Perfect Tense
Based on the subject of the sentence, 'have' or 'has' is used followed by the verb + -ed (past participle), However, there are some verbs that are not followed by -ed (irregular verbs). Here are a few examples:
Let us take a look at some irregular verbs:
Let us take a look at a few examples in the past perfect tense with irregular verbs: