Presentation on theme: "S + Have/Has + past Participle Present => some kind of link to the present time Perfect => some link to the past time."— Presentation transcript:
S + Have/Has + past Participle Present => some kind of link to the present time Perfect => some link to the past time
1.Recent events => recently, lately, in the last few years There have been a lot of protests among teachers recently The economic crisis has hit almost everybody lately Technology has transformed learning methods in the last few years
2. Indefinite past (recent) => just, already, yet I have come to repair my car The train has already left. Have you read this book yet? They have just had lunch: they cant be hungry again! Where have you been? – Ive been away for some days
3. Result It hasnt stopped raining. We cant go for a picnic! They have painted their house grey. It looks awful.
4. Experiences => in my life, ever, never, before, up to now, up till now, so far Have you ever been to London? Yes, Ive been there a few times (When did you go?)
5. Period of time including past and present =>today, this week, this month… She has bought a lot of new clothes this month I have had three cups of coffee this morning You have worked hard today. Lets have a break.
6. Duration of state (be, have, know, opinion, perception, feeling…) => how long, for, since How long have you been here? We have known each other for a few years They have had that car since last December.
Compare… Simple past I met Susan two minutes ago I went to London last week They got married in 2010 Present Perfect I have just met Susan I have been to London twice They have been married for two years
Talking about duration Duration of state => Present perfect simple I have been here for two hours I have wanted to move to this country all my life. Duration of action => Present Perfect Continuous I have been waiting for two hours NB He hasnt worked here for a long time, as he retired in 2001.
Present Perfect Continuous S + Have/has BEEN +V-ing (Gerund) Duration of action Hes been talking for hours Result of prolonged recent activity Youre sweating! - Ive been playing tennis. Long recent actions Hes been playing on the Playstation all afternoon. NB No continuous in negative sentences: I havent played tennis for three years.
da molto + He has been working here for a long time /for long ? Has he been working here for long? - He hasnt worked here for a long time: he retired in 2001. (false duration ) He hasnt been working here for long: He started three months ago. (False negative)
Personal/ Impersonal forms Aspetto da due ore = Ive been waiting for two hours Ha la moto nuova da due giorni = He has had a new motorbike for two days Non ci vediamo da tre mesi = We havent met for 3 months Sono due ore che aspetto = **** Sono due giorni che ha la moto nuova… = Its two days since he bought his new motorbike Sono tre mesi che non ci vediamo = Its three months since we last met
Compare… Italian E arrivato da dieci minuti E morto da due anni English He arrived ten minutes ago He died two years ago