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1 The Present Perfect Tense Connecting past and present We use this tense to show a connection between past and present situations.

2 The Present Perfect Tense Like a bridge between the past and the present. Like a bridge between the past and the present. I arrived in Seattle in It is I have lived in Seattle for four years. I have lived in Seattle since Past Present Present Perfect

3 To form the present perfect: HAVE/HAS + PAST PARTICIPLE I have (‘ve) gone You We They She has (‘s) gone He It I have not (haven’t) gone You We They She has not (hasn’t) gone He It HaveIgone?You We They HasShegone? He it Statement Negative Question

4 Since Past Present Present Perfect Future

5 I have studied English since 2000 yesterday I came to the U.S. this morning

6 Questions They have studied English since Have they studied English since 2000? Short Answer: Yes, they have. No, they haven’t (=have not).

7 She has lived in Seattle since last year. She has lived in Seattle since last year. Has she lived in Seattle since last year? Has she lived in Seattle since last year? Yes, she has. Yes, she has. No, she hasn’t. No, she hasn’t.

8 For how long I have worn glasses for five years. I have worn glasses for five years (For) how long have you worn glasses?

9 How long have you owned this car? How long have you owned this car? I have owned this car since I have owned this car since I have owned this car for two years. I have owned this car for two years.

10 Assessment Check your knowledge. Check your knowledge. How many points have you scored? How many points have you scored? Write the amount. Write the amount.

11 #1 Which sentence is correct? A.I live here for 20 years. B.I has been lived here for 20 years. C.I have lived here for 20 years.

12 #2 Which sentence is correct? A.Maria and Betsy have been friends for a long time. B.Maria and Betsy has been friends for a long time. C.Maria and Betsy been friends for a long time.

13 #3 Which sentence is correct? A.We have had this problem since we moved here. B.We had have this problem since we moved here. C.We has had this problem since we moved here.

14 #4 Which sentence is correct? A.How long you have lived here? B.How long has she live here? C.How long have you lived here?

15 #5 Which sentence is correct? A.You have studied English for a long time? B.You study English for a long time? C.Have you studied English for a long time?

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