present perfect

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present perfect noun
present perfect
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Learner's definition of PRESENT PERFECT

the present perfect

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: a verb tense that is used to refer to an action that began in the past and is completed at the time of speaking (as in “I have finished”) or is continuing in the present (as in “We have lived here for several years”)
◊ The present perfect in English is formed with “has” and “have” and the past participle of a verb, as in “He has left” and “They have found what they were looking for.”
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