So, you think you’ve mastered the present perfect tense? It took me a while to figure it out. This verb tense uses the auxiliary verb has or have plus the past participle form of the verb. It also has three main uses in sentences.
My present perfect tense exercises will check your knowledge and understanding of the verb tense. The first worksheet I made is a multiple-choice type, while the second and third practice exercises will ask you to rewrite sentences.
What is the Present Perfect Tense?
The present perfect tense is used for:
- Actions that started in the past and are still happening in the present.
Jonah has taught in this university since 2015.
- Actions that happened at an unknown time. We often use the words already, ever, never, not yet, etc.
I have been happy recently.
- Actions happening in the past but have an effect in the present.
I’ve lost my keys. (They are still missing.)