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PRESENT PERFECT + EVER, NEVER, ALREADY, YET, JUST, FOR, SINC
Transcript of PRESENT PERFECT + EVER, NEVER, ALREADY, YET, JUST, FOR, SINC
We use ever in
a. Have you ever been to the United States?
b. Have you ever traveled by airplane?
c. Have you ever practiced snowboarding?
PRESENT PERFECT + EVER
We use never in affirmative sentences: but the meaning is
a. I have never been in the United States.
b. She has never traveled by airplane.
c. They have never practiced snowboarding.
PRESENT PERFECT + NEVER
We use For when we measure the duration
(period of time)
– when we say how long something lasts.
a. I have known her for a long time.
b. I have lived here for ten years.
c. I have played tennis for 5 years.
PRESENT PERFECT+ FOR
We use just to express a
a. The cat has just eaten.
b. They have just arrived.
c. I have just finished my homework.
PRESENT PERFECT + JUST
PRESENT PERFECT + EVER, NEVER, JUST, ALREADY, YET, FOR, SINCE.
We use already to express that something has happened
sooner than expected
a. Don't forget to bring your book! Oh, I have already brought it.
b. They have already left the room.
c. Is Adam going to buy a new car? No, he isn't. He has already bought it.
PRESENT PERFECT+ ALREADY
PRESENT PERFECT + YET
We use yet in interrogative and negative sentences and it suggests a
time later than expected
a. Have you done your homework? No, I haven't done it yet.
b. She hasn't been at the national stadium yet.
c. Have they arrived? No, they haven't arrived yet.
PRESENT PERFECT+ SINCE
the starting point
of actions, events or states. It refers to when things began.
a. I have been here since 7 o'clock.
b. I have known him since January.
c. I have played tennis since 1998.