Prépa Sciences Po – Anglais – Fiche 3 : Present Perfect Tense
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Professeur : Suzie Suriam FICHE III Present Perfect Tense: Simple Past vs Present Perfect vs Present Perfect Continuous Simple Past 1. The simple past is used to talk about completed actions in the past 2. The simple past is often used with expressions that refer to points of time in the past at 4 o'clock/the end of the year/Christmas ston Tuesday/March 17th /the 21 of December/New Year's Day in January/2007/the 1990s/the winter tomorrow/tomorrow morning/last Monday/next April/a few days ago/ no prepositions the day before yesterday/when I was younger Present perfect simple 3. The present perfect is used to talk about a situation resulting from something that happened at an unspecified time in the past. Therefore there is no need to use specific time expression such as yesterday, last week, etc. I have given your article about child labor to the publishing house. (I gave them your article, so they have it now.) 4. The present perfect is often used with the word just to talk about very recent actions. The exact time is not mentioned. They cannot meet Ms Bennett. She has just left. Notice the difference between have been and have gone I am afraid Ms. Bennett is not here at the moment. She has gone to a business meeting in Manhattan. (She is still at the meeting.) Jackie has been to the doctor. She has her prescription. (She went to the doctor and has returned.) 5.

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Professeur : Suzie Suriam
FICHE III Present Perfect Tense: Simple PastvsPresent PerfectvsPresent Perfect Continuous
Simple Past
1. The simple past is used to talk about completed actions in the past
2. The simple past is often used with expressions that refer to points of time in the past
at
on
in
no prepositions
4 o'clock/the end of the year/Christmas
st Tuesday/March 17th /the 21of December/New Year's Day
January/2007/the 1990s/the winter
tomorrow/tomorrow morning/last Monday/next April/a few days ago/ the day before yesterday/when I was younger
Present perfect simple
3. The present perfect is used to talk about a situation resulting from something that happened at an unspecified time in the past.
Therefore there is no need to use specific time expression such asyesterday,lastweek, etc.
I have given your article about child labor to the publishing house. (I gave them your article, so they have it now.)
4. The present perfect is often used with the wordjusttalk about very recent actions. The to exact time is not mentioned. They cannot meet Ms Bennett. Shehas just left.
Noticethe difference betweenhavebeenandhavegoneI am afraid Ms. Bennett is not here at the moment. Shehas gonea business meeting in to Manhattan. (She is still at the meeting.) Jackiehas beento the doctor. She has her prescription. (She went to the doctor and has returned.)
5. The present prefect is often used witheverandneverto talk about general life experience. Have you ever traveled abroad? (i.e., up to now?) I have never been to Europe. (i.e., not in all.)
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