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Present Perfect and Past Simple
Transcript of Present Perfect and Past Simple
Use the simple past to
express the idea that an
action started and
finished in a specific
time. We too use the simple past to list a series of completed actions
in the past Examples
We did our homework
He played in the street
She went to USA Steve Jobs founded Apple The past Simple can be used whit a duration
which starts and stops in the past EXAMPLES The pope lived from 1920
to 2005 Mahatma Ghandi faced the discrimination
from 1893 to 1914 The Simple Past can also be used to describe a habit which stopped in the past Albert Einsten played the Violin Louis Pasteur used to travel in train Finally from Simple Past a video who
used simple past Present
Perfect We use the Present Perfect to say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. We often use the Present Perfect to talk about change that has happened over a period of time. We also use the Present Perfect to talk about several different actions which have occurred in the past at different times •People have not traveled to Mars. •Nobody has ever climbed that mountain •The government has become more interested in arts education •You have grown since the last time I saw you The army has attacked that city five times I have had four quizzes and five tests so far this semester. We use the Present Perfect to show that something started in the past and has continued up until now I have had a cold for two weeks. THE END