Definition of Present perfect

1. Noun. A perfective tense used to express action completed in the present. "`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"




Definition of Present perfect

1. Noun. (grammar) A perfect tense that expresses action in the past (usually completed) with consequences in the present time. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Present Perfect

present(a)
present-conditional
present-continuous
present-day
present-day(a)
present-participle
present-tense
present conditional
present continuous
present imperfect
present indicative
present moment
present participle
present participles
present perfect (current term)
present perfect continuous
present perfect progressive
present perfect tense
present progressive
present progressive tense
present sense impression
present sense impressions
present subjunctive
present system
present tense
present tenses
present time
presentability
presentable

Literary usage of Present perfect

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1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"The past tense is often confounded with the present perfect. ... Thus the present perfect looks at the past from the standpoint of the present or of stern ..."

2. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"The present perfect Tense denotes past time completed in the present, or connected with the present. Of this there are two forms: 1. ..."

3. English Grammar Simplified: Its Study Made Easy by James Champlin Fernald (1916)
"84 with a verb we have: Present Past Future I write I wrote I shall write Present Perfect Past Perfect Future Perfect I have written I had written I shall ..."

4. English Grammar Simplified: Its Study Made Easy by James Champlin Fernald (1916)
"84 with a verb we have: Present Past Future I write I wrote I shall write Present Perfect Past Perfect Future Perfect I have written ..."

5. A Practical Grammar of the English Language by Thomas Wadleigh Harvey (1878)
"The Potential Mode has four tenses: the present, present perfect, past, ... The Infinitive Mode has two tenses: the present and present perfect. Rem. ..."

6. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1880)
"present perfect and HISTORICAL PERFECT.—The Latin Perfect sometimes corresponds to our Perfect with have (have loved), and is called the present perfect or ..."

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