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Present Perfect. Signal Words
Transcript of Present Perfect. Signal Words
"Ever" is used
been to USA?
met the President?
In negative questions
been to Rio de Janeiro?
eaten Brazilian food?
said that to me before.
Nothing like this has
happened to us.
'Ever' is also used with 'The first time....
It's the first time (that) I've
This is the first time I've
been to England.
drunk three coffees this morning
Don't write to Johnatan, I've
Did you realize which is the position of the
These words tell you what tense you have to use. For the Present Perfect the following words are used frequently:
up to now
" is used in
, to mean (
) in the period of time between before now and now, (not) up to and including the present
They haven't eaten
Have you met Shailene Woodley
"Never" means at no time before now
Present Perfect tense is often used along with the words listed below.
Adverbs defining time:
it's the first time ...,
so far this morning,
up till now,
up to the present,
not ... ever,
Words for activities not distant in time:
just, recently, already, yet, still
"Already" in questions
written to John?
Be careful. You must not use never and not together:
I haven't never been to Italy
I have never been to Italy
Has she sent her homework
And in negative statements using the pattern:
"Still" is used in either
affirmative or negative
sentences, and it's a situation continues to exist from past to present without change
He didn’t come yesterday, he
hasn’t come = He hasn’t come yet