English (Perfect Tenses

Views:
 
Category: Entertainment
     
 

Presentation Description

No description available.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

The Perfect Tenses: illustrated:

The Perfect Tenses: illustrated By Sameer Ghandour

The Present Perfect:

The Present Perfect In this tense, there is always a connection between the past and the present . It is either preceded by has (for singular except I) or have (for Plural) There are basically three uses for the present perfect tense: 1. For experience 2. For change 3. For continuing situations

Present perfect tense for experience :

Present perfect tense for experience We often use the present perfect tense to talk about experience from the past. We are not interested in when you did something. We only want to know if you did it. Connection with past: the event was in the past. Connection with present: in my head, now , I have a memory of the event; I know something about the event; I have experience of it. Ex: I have seen 2012 .

Present perfect tense for change :

Present perfect tense for change We also use the present perfect tense to talk about a change or new information. Connection with past: the past is the opposite of the present. Connection with present: the present is the opposite of the past. Ex: I have bought a car.

Present perfect tense for continuing situation :

Present perfect tense for continuing situation We often use the present perfect tense to talk about a continuing situation . This is a state that started in the past and continues in the present (and will probably continue into the future). This is a state (not an action). We usually use for or since with this structure. Connection with past: the situation started in the past. Connection with present: the situation continues in the present. Ex: I have worked here since June.

The Past Perfect:

The Past Perfect The past perfect tense is quite an easy tense to understand and to use. This tense talks about the "past in the past". It is usually preceded by has The past perfect tense expresses action in the past before another action in the past . This is the past in the past . For example: When we arrived , the train had left .

The Past Perfect:

The Past Perfect The Past Perfect is used to signify that and action or situation happened before another specific condition or situation regardless of the time it started or ended. All we know is that it happened before that specific action or situation. We often use the past perfect tense in reported speech after verbs like said, told, asked, thought, and wondered. Ex: I wondered if I had been there before.

PowerPoint Presentation:

The End

Information in this presentation were acquired and paraphrased from::

Information in this presentation were acquired and paraphrased from: www.englishclub.com