Examples of
Present Perfect Tense


The following examples of Present Perfect tense will help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

Examples of English Tenses

Before reading through, make sure you are familiar with the usage and rules of this tense – visit the Present Perfect Tense page.

Note: the Present Perfect verbs are italics.

And now, let the examples begin!

Present Perfect Tense Example Sentences

Actions that happened at an unspecified time before the present:

I have been to Tokyo.

How many times have you been to Tokyo?

She has learned to speak Russian.

Stacy has become very successful.

How has she done it?

They have never eaten there before.

You have changed so much!

I haven't changed one bit.

She hasn't found the time yet.

We have seen this movie ten times.

I don't believe we have met. My name is David.

Have you cleaned your room yet?

She has never been so surprised.


Actions that ended recently:

I have just sold the last one.

Sue has broken the glass.

How has she done it?

Mom has just found out about it, and she is not pleased.

They have already won. Let's go home.

I have made a special dish just for you.

She hasn't finished her homework yet.

States that started in the past, and are still going on
(Note: this is a broader use of this tense. It is usually used with states, not actions):

I have thought about it for two hours.

You have been sick since last week.

Since when have you been sick?

I have not been quite myself since the accident.

Kelly has had cats since I can remember.

Sophie has always loved shopping.

Taylor has lived here since 1992.




The above examples of Present Perfect Tense are here to help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

You should also get familiar with its usage and rules – visit the Present Perfect Tense page to help you with that.

For exercises visit the Present Perfect Exercises.


Check out the other tenses:

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

Present Progressive


Past Progressive


Future Progressive


Present Perfect


Past Perfect


Future Perfect


Present Perfect Progressive


Past Perfect Progressive


Future Perfect Progressive

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