Definition of Present perfect tense

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




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Present Perfect Tense

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
present perfect continuous
present perfect progressive
present perfect tense (current term)
present progressive
present progressive tense
present sense impression
present sense impressions
present subjunctive
present system
present tense
present tenses
present time
presentability
presentable
presentableness
presentably
presentaneous

Literary usage of Present perfect tense

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1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Thus it is perfectly clear that altho originally in both English and German the present perfect tense form was in reality a present tense, as explained in ..."

2. English Grammar Simplified: Its Study Made Easy by James Champlin Fernald (1916)
"The Present Perfect tense is formed by prefixing have or has to the past participle of the principal verb; as, I have heard; he has gone. ..."

3. A Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Stillman Greene (1870)
"present perfect tense. 1. The present perfect tense represents a past event as completed in present time. Ex.—I have seen; I have been seeing; ..."

4. A Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Stillman Greene (1868)
"present perfect tense. 1. The present perfect tense represents a past event as completed in present time. Ex.—I have seen; I have been seeing; ..."

5. Higher Lessons in English: A Work on English Grammar and Composition, in by Alonzo Reed, Brainerd Kellogg (1896)
"... can, and must are potential auxiliaries in the present and the present perfect tense; might, could, would, and should, in the past and the past perfect. ..."

6. A Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Schools by William Harvey Wells (1848)
"Examples. The past tense '< Examples. What is the future tense ? Examples. What is the present perfect tense ? Examples. The past perfect tense ? ..."

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