Conversational English for Freelancers Part 7 – Present Perfect Tense

Conversational English for Freelancers Part 7 – Present Perfect Tense

Hello everyone? Today we will talk about present perfect tense. Present perfect tense is another important part for learning English .We are using present perfect tense in our daily life in a regular basis. Like previous content today we will learn about present perfect tense in following ways:

  1. Definition
  2. Structure
  3. Positive Form.
  4. Negative Form.
  5. Interrogative Form.


Let’s dig into deep.


Definition: Present perfect tense signifies about the action that has just happened but the result of that action still remains. Let’s see an example.

I have eaten rice.

The above sentence says that subject (I) has just eaten his rice and also his stomach is still full.

The action is rice eating. And the result is stomach full.


Structure: Now we will discuss about the structure of present perfect tense.


Subject + has/have + verb past participle form + rest of the sentence.          

Example according to structure:

I have eaten rice just now.

Subject (I) + have + eaten(verb past participle form) + rice just now(rest of the sentence).


In this part of tense we will find two new formats. One is auxiliary verb and another is past participle form of verb. Let’s discuss it.

Has or have is another version of auxiliary verb. It is basically used with present perfect tense.

Let’s see a chart of auxiliary verb.

Now we will talk about past participle form of verb. In English verb is the most important thing. If you have enough verb stock it will be easy for you to speak fluently in English. Verbs have three forms: They are present, past and past participle. Let’s see a chart about verb form:

Now we will talk about the positive form of present perfect tense.


Subject + has /have +verb past participle form+ rest of the sentence.

Example:   I have got the money.

Karim has joined his office.

Naved has done good in English.

We can see that positive form is just like the example we have given in the starting of this content.

Let’s see the negative form.

To create negative form from positive we just need to add not after the auxiliary verb in the sentence. Let’s see it:

Subject + has / have + not + verb past participle form + rest of the sentence.

Example: I have not got the money

Karim has not joined his office

Naved has not  done good in English.


Now we will see the interrogative form.



Has/have + Subject + verb past participle form + rest of the sentence.

Example: Has he done his homework?

Have they finished their class?

Has mome made the cake?

In the interrogative form we can see that we have to put the auxiliary verb front to make the positive sentence to interrogative.


Now let’s have a look about how present perfect tense represents it in online market place. let us look at the following picture:

This is the gig representation of one seller. We can see that the seller is telling about the experience he has. So to do this the seller is using present perfect tense. As per the definition the seller has learned a lot of things regarding word press sector, and the result is still remains.


So from this content we can understand clearly about the importance of present perfect tense.

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