Present Perfect Rules


Here you can find tables with Present Perfect rules on:
positive sentences, negative sentences and questions.

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Positive Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I have + Verb 3 I have written a book.
He/She/It  has + Verb 3 He has written a book.
She has written a book.
It has written a book.
You  have + Verb 3 You have written a book.
We  have + Verb 3 We have written a book.
They  have + Verb 3 They have written a book.

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Negative Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I  have + not + Verb 3
haven't + Verb 3
I have not written a book.
I haven't written a book.
He/She/It  has + not + Verb 3
hasn't + Verb 3
He has not written a book.
He hasn't written a book.

She has not written a book.
She hasn't written a book.

It has not written a book.
It hasn't written a book.
You  have + not + Verb 3
haven't + Verb 3
You have not written a book.
You haven't written a book.
We  have + not + Verb 3
haven't + Verb 3
We have not written a book.
We haven't written a book.
They  have + not + Verb 3
haven't + Verb 3
They have not written a book.
They haven't written a book.


Question Sentences


Who? Form of verb Examples
Have I Verb 3 Have I written a book?
Has he/she/it Has he written a book?
Has she written a book?
Has it written a book?
Have you Have you written a book?
Have we Have we written a book?
Have they Have they written a book?

So these are the Present Perfect Rules.

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What's Next?

  1. You can read, or read again, how we use the Present Perfect

  2. Practice, practice, practice with the exercises

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