The present perfecttense常用的不定时间副词(time expressions)just,never, ever, never, since, for, before, yet, already.
Adverbs of Time Used with the Present Perfect Tense
- Refer to events that recently occurred
Are you hungry? – No, I’vejusthad dinner.
Is Tom here? – No, I’m afraid he’sjustgone out.
- An action that has happened at an unspecified time before now. It suggests that there is no need for repetition
- Can be placed before the main verb (past participle) or at the end of the sentence
What time does the film start? – It hasalreadystarted.
What time does the film start? – It has startedalready.
- Refer to events that have occurred up to now
He hasn’t arrivedyet.
Have you eaten the applesyet?
- Talk about a period or duration of time
- Doesn’t have to be an exact number, but it needs to refer to a period of time
He has lived in Parisfora long time.
We’re going to New Yorkforthe weekend.
- Refer to a specific point in time
I have lived heresince2010.
I have been walkingsince5 p.m.
- Express the idea of an unidentified time before now
- Always placed before the main verb (past participle)
Have youeverbeen to Europe?
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All Tenses in English
Learn all (12) tenses in English with useful grammar rules, examples and ESL worksheets.
- Present Simple Tense
- Present Continuous Tense
- Present Perfect Tense
- Present Perfect Continuous Tense
- Past Simple Tense
- Past Continuous Tense
- Past Perfect Tense
- Past Perfect Continuous Tense
- Simple Future Tense
- Future Continuous Tense
- Future Perfect Tense
- Future Perfect Continuous
Time Adverbs Used with the Present Perfect Tense
Last Updated on July 17, 2019