Present perfect simple:

  • We use the present perfect simple to talk about actions that happened in the past but no time is mentioned or if we are still inside the time period (today, this week, this month, this year, recently).
  • We also use the present perfect to talk about experiences when the time is not important (in my life)




Form: how to create your own sentences

Subject + have + past participle

+ I have eaten lunch today

– I have not seen that movie yet

? Have you finished your homework?


Focus on the word order of the following adverbs:

ALREADY (ya) – I have already finished my homework.

YET (ya) – Have you seen that movie yet?

YET (aún) – I haven´t had breakfast yet this morning.

STILL (aún) – I still haven´t set off for work.

JUST (acabar de) – I have just arrived home from work.

EVER (alguna vez) – Have you ever been to Japan?

NEVER (nunca) – I have never slept with a man.

FOR (durante) – I have studied English for 4 years.

SINCE (desde) – I have lived in Spain since 9 years ago/2010.


Practice questions:

  1. Have you ever lived abroad?
  2. Have you met the love of your life yet?
  3. Have you ever tried an extreme sport?
  4. Have you ever met a famous person?
  5. Have you ever spent the summer doing a language exchange program?





You might also want to look at the present perfect continuous

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