Tag: present-perfect

58 Great Expectations [is written vs has been written] by Charles Dickens 2018-05-23T14:48:11.393

52 I'm being corrected "I had a headache yesterday" vs "I have had a headache yesterday" 2017-03-22T11:12:15.840

37 Why is 'The Chinese have invented the printer' wrong? 2015-04-12T16:40:05.103

21 What is wrong with "have put" in "I have put the water in the freezer"? 2015-12-18T08:03:39.690

16 17 billions of bottles VS 17 billion of bottles 2015-01-06T05:09:11.017

15 "Did you watch this movie?" or "Have you watched this movie?" 2013-10-28T23:19:43.460

14 Is there a simple and clear way to explain the difference between past simple and present perfect? 2014-12-13T19:19:07.653

13 "Have you seen her?" or "Did you see her?" 2014-05-12T14:39:44.227

13 “I saw a dog” vs. “I have seen a dog” 2014-12-14T03:15:38.117

12 "is being" vs "has been" 2013-07-26T08:50:50.463

12 "Have been doing" and "have done" 2014-11-19T14:47:43.703

12 "Since the 1980s it has become known as horizontal gene transfer" - when exactly? 2015-09-11T13:31:46.653

11 This is the first time vs. This is the last time 2015-03-04T07:41:55.087

11 Is the present perfect ok in "We have seen them in 2011"? 2016-09-05T14:57:58.367

10 Is Present Perfect used in real life? 2013-03-29T10:00:26.480

10 'recently' with present perfect and past 2015-04-11T04:43:31.630

9 "Gotten" versus "got" 2013-01-31T12:30:14.007

9 Present perfect--just how much relevance? 2013-05-02T02:34:19.360

9 "Have had" versus "had" 2013-05-22T02:53:14.540

9 What does it mean "I've been meaning to phone Jane"? 2013-06-08T09:18:49.703

9 Past Perfect or Past Simple? 2014-04-12T14:29:06.047

9 Present-perfect-tense vs. Simple-past-tense 2014-05-09T13:16:18.887

9 Difference between "have done" and "had done" 2015-02-08T11:39:56.267

9 Difference between "We are married for 5 years" and "We have been married for 5 years" 2015-05-20T20:54:22.550

9 "Dostoyevsky is a Russian writer. He has written Crime and Punishment." - or is it "he wrote"? 2015-07-11T12:55:47.217

9 Use "got" or "have got"? 2015-11-19T14:04:23.180

8 May "since" be used with simple past verbs? 2013-02-15T19:18:46.480

8 Should I always use the perfect present, when the sentence uses "never"? 2013-02-16T16:38:28.810

8 "It has been on the news" vs. "it was on the news" 2013-06-10T16:13:19.070

8 Why is it not OK to use the Present Perfect here? 2013-09-22T20:29:24.503

8 Present Perfect and Past Progressive with wait 2014-05-01T11:30:40.360

8 Dilemma: Present Perfect Or Perfect Continuous? 2014-08-21T06:56:57.897

8 “We have sold nearly everything he owns to make the down payment!” 2014-10-02T18:38:45.683

8 "I made it" vs. "I've made it" 2015-01-29T17:02:17.357

8 Why present perfect for the infinitive? (1951 US, Truman to MacArthur) 2015-02-03T00:20:01.403

8 can't.....since vs. haven't......since 2017-01-03T18:19:42.340

8 Using "when" with Present Perfect 2017-03-20T14:26:52.157

8 Using "already" in interrogative sentences 2017-03-20T15:13:17.283

8 I finally watched the video YouTube HAS / HAD been recommending for weeks 2017-08-21T15:04:41.297

7 "Have worn it" or "have been wearing it"? 2015-04-03T16:37:24.493

7 "I have ridden a rollercoaster and now I'm dizzy" - correct or not? 2017-02-09T13:53:07.370

7 appropriate tense for “No matter how many times ~” sentence 2017-12-21T21:58:18.110

6 Confusion with Had+forget 2013-03-30T13:52:16.500

6 How many years (have you studied)/(have you been studying) English? 2013-12-12T22:09:04.927

6 Past Simple or Present Perfect: Tried or Have Tried 2014-01-23T07:57:52.497

6 “Would have + past participle” in The Scarlet Letter 2014-12-10T12:57:35.527

6 Which is correct: "have been completed" or "are completed" 2015-01-31T22:07:06.723

6 My grandpa died 30 years ago. I "have never met" / "never met" him. - Which one? 2015-03-14T10:48:13.633

6 Should I use the past simple "I learned", or the present perfect "I've learned"? 2015-03-27T18:51:58.583

6 past simple or present perfect progressive with recently 2015-04-08T17:11:56.467

6 have lived vs have been living 2015-06-27T10:14:14.963

6 Repeated present perfects 2015-07-19T12:11:36.960

6 Using have gone to / been to / been in 2017-01-16T23:15:42.450

6 Current relevance: "She has broken her leg" vs. "She broke her leg yesterday" 2019-07-25T19:20:12.620

5 At the time of speaking, no relation to present 2013-03-24T11:36:59.823

5 "got" vs. "have got" 2013-04-02T15:54:56.663

5 I received vs. I've received your mail 2013-11-21T01:52:58.577

5 They have been to Washington (they are there now vs. they are back now) 2013-12-11T05:05:25.767

5 What does this present perfect imply here? 2014-05-27T05:39:07.650

5 What's the difference between "has been living" and "has lived"? 2014-07-26T03:45:08.600

5 It's broken or it has been broken 2014-08-23T05:32:37.877

5 How to ask a person how long he has been working in an office? 2014-09-12T12:53:46.760

5 Past Simple vs. Present Perfect 2014-11-02T13:50:20.530

5 Ever since I was a child 'I have been confronted' vs. 'I am confronted' - which is better: Present Perfect or Present Simple? 2014-11-20T10:18:52.263

5 I have been to [place] + Adverbial Phrase of Time 2015-01-31T17:35:54.883

5 What is the difference between "in" and "for" in "hasn't eaten in five months"? 2015-09-18T10:02:32.833

5 Indirect speech: is "has been" acceptable in “…the matter has been taken up with Saudi authorities”? 2015-10-09T11:06:36.483

5 Can I use the ‘Present Perfect Continuous’ if the day is not over yet? 2015-11-18T06:50:53.873

5 'Have just finished' vs. 'Just finished': What is the difference? 2016-10-22T07:39:27.103

5 In an abstract: Simple present or present perfect? 2017-05-25T17:52:51.750

5 can 'I have it uploaded' and I've uploaded it' be interchangeable? 2017-07-07T10:45:02.107

5 "since" and the present progressive? 2017-08-04T16:11:44.530

5 Present perfect simple with "currently" 2017-09-13T10:17:21.343

5 For or Since or Nothing 2017-11-14T20:26:56.397

5 Are present simple and present perfect interchangeable?(about habits) 2019-02-08T15:28:19.737

5 The difference between present perfect continuous and simple 2019-03-30T17:33:18.347

4 Present perfect in a past-tense context 2013-03-27T00:34:07.400

4 "yet" vs. "already" with present perfect 2013-05-06T18:29:22.430

4 (In)completeness for perfect / perfect continuous tenses 2013-06-09T18:12:57.170

4 "Sarah has climbed the Matterhorn, sailed around the world" 2013-06-11T06:17:42.323

4 Does "before" make the Perfect Tense redundant? 2013-06-11T08:36:55.863

4 I am/have been a fan? 2013-06-12T05:15:23.457

4 A native speaker said: "I have ever went to" 2013-06-18T22:06:30.100

4 Does `Present Perfect Continuous` give the feeling of a temporary action? 2013-06-21T22:59:47.730

4 Will + Present Perfect constructions, application for past and future 2013-06-28T00:03:23.937

4 "Have waited" vs. "did wait" vs. "have been waiting" 2013-07-03T08:21:11.487

4 Is Perfect Tense appropriate in "I have forgotten to post your letter."? 2013-07-08T15:54:23.060

4 "I have been sent" or "I am sent"? 2013-10-04T20:55:08.167

4 It's been a long time since I (went/have been) to Canada 2014-01-02T15:05:51.993

4 What's the meaning of this present perfect sentence? 2014-07-27T02:42:52.080

4 This is the first time + continuous 2014-10-25T04:56:47.593

4 Timing of "have now been accounted for" 2014-12-15T20:51:16.787

4 A new school {has been / is} built 2015-02-06T21:13:50.193

4 Is 'I want to thank somebody for having done something' a valid use of present perfect? 2015-03-05T10:03:14.193

4 Present perfect with 'since' or 'for' 2015-05-01T14:56:34.270

4 In the last post I have written about... or "I wrote about"? 2015-07-07T20:52:52.080

4 Usage of the expression "My name has been... John Doe" 2015-07-21T19:02:29.750

4 "By now" with the present perfect continuous 2015-08-27T22:31:30.260

4 tense usage: "It has been (is) two weeks since I've seen (last saw) you" 2015-09-25T15:40:31.457