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WORKSHEET 2: PRESENT PERFECT TENSE OF THE VERB

NAME: ____________________________ Grade & Section: ________________ Date: ____________ Score: _________

PRESENT PERFECT TENSE OF THE VERB

WORDS to REMEMBER:
PRESENT PERFECT TENSE – is used to express an action that occurred or completed at some point in the
past. Though, the time of the action is not exactly known, this tense is mostly used to refer to action
completed in the recent past (not a very long time ago).

FORMS:
We form the Present Perfect with has/have and the past participle *
(regular verbs: infinitive + -ed; irregular verbs: change in vowels or spelling)
has → 3rd person singular (he, she, it)
have → all other forms
Examples:
•You have seen that movie many times. •Have you seen that movie many times?
•You have not seen that movie many times.

FUNCTIONS:
1. ACTIONS STARTED IN THE PAST AND CONTINUING IN THE PRESENT
◾ They haven't lived here for years. ◾ She has worked in the bank for five years.
◾ We have had the same car for ten years. ◾ Have you played the piano since you were a child?
2. WHEN THE TIME PERIOD REFERRED TO HAS NOT FINISHED
◾ I have worked hard this week. ◾ It has rained a lot this year.
◾ We haven't seen her today.
3. ACTIONS REPEATED IN AN UNSPECIFIED PERIOD BETWEEN THE PAST AND NOW
◾ They have seen that film six times. ◾ It has happened several times already.
◾ She has visited them frequently. ◾ We have eaten at that restaurant many times.
4. ACTIONS COMPLETED IN THE VERY RECENT PAST (+JUST)
◾ Have you just finished work? ◾ I have just eaten.
◾ We have just seen her. ◾ Has he just left?
5. WHEN THE PRECISE TIME OF THE ACTION IS NOT IMPORTANT OR NOT KNOWN
◾ Someone has eaten my soup! ◾ Have you seen 'Gone with the Wind'?
◾ She's studied Japanese, Russian, and English.

EXERCISE A: Supply the sentence with the correct form of the present perfect tense of the verb in parenthesis.
1. Carolyn ___________________ that movie twenty times. (see)
2. I think I ___________________ him once before. (meet)
3. There _____________________ many earthquakes in California. (be)
4. People _____________________ to the Moon. (travel)
5. People _____________________ to Mars. (not – go)
6. _____________you ___________the book yet? (not – read)
7. Nobody _____________________ that mountain. (ever – climb)
8. The students __________________ the bulletin board yet. (not - decorate)
9. The tourist _______________ the famous falls in Surigao del Sur. (see)
10. President Duterte ____________ the Executive Order prohibiting illegal contractualization.
(already - sign)

11. The students __________________________. (improve)


12. She ______________________________ really beautiful. (become)
13. Man _________________________ many great inventions. (invent)
14. People _______________ much destruction to the planet. (cause)
15. I ____________________________________ to surf. (learn)
16. The class ___________________________ 5 tests this month. (do)
17. Allison ___________________ a few problems with your plan. (find)
18. We _______________________ some doctors about this. (consult)
19. I ___________________________ Debbie in the last week. (meet)
20. In the previous year, we __________________ our income. (double)

EXERCISE B: Write sentences in present perfect tense of the verb.


Example: Rachelle / memorize / the route – Rachelle has memorized the route to UST.

21. They / play / football - ______________________________________________________.

22. He / speak / English - _______________________________________________________.

23. I / write / a poem - _______________________________________________________.

24. We / not / wash / the car - __________________________________________________.

25. Nancy / not / meet / her friends- ______________________________________________.

EXERCISE C: Write questions in present perfect tense of the verb.


Example: You / try / to cook / Pasta – Have you tried to cook Pasta?

26. They / finish / their homework - __________________________________________________.

27. She / visit / her friend- __________________________________________________________.

28. The maid / clean / the house - ____________________________________________________.

29. He / drive / the van - ___________________________________________________________.

30. You / ever / write / a poem - ______________________________________________________.

EXERCISE D: Change the verb in the simple past to a verb in the present perfect tense. Change the sentence in
4 ways: a. make an interrogative sentence with time expression ever, b. & c. Make 2 affirmative sentences
with time expressions already and recently and d. negative sentence with never.
Example: They spoke yesterday.
Answers:
a. Have they ever spoken?
b. They have already spoken.
c. They have recently spoken.
d. They have never spoken.

1. Jamie was sick last week.


a. ________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________
c. ________________________________________________
d. ________________________________________________
2. Andrea baked a banana cake this morning.
a. ________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________
c. ________________________________________________
d. ________________________________________________
3. You broke a glass window the other day.
a. ________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________
c. ________________________________________________
d. _______________________________________________
4. Lope ate a whole chicken all by himself last night.
a. ________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________
c. ________________________________________________
d. ________________________________________________

EXERCISE E: Put the verbs into the correct tense (Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Progressive).

1. I (play) ________________________ football for five years.

2. My team (win / only) _______________________ two matches so far.

3. The others (be / always) ______________________________ better.

4. Are we not there yet? We (walk) ________________________ for hours.

5. But we (cover / only) _______________________________ an area of five miles so far.

6. I (finish/just) ______________________________ my homework.

7. I (work) ________________________________ on this essay since two o'clock.

8. Jane (go out) ________________________ with Bob for seven years.

9. Martin (finish) ________________________________ reading three books this week.

10. How long (wait / you) _____________________________ for us?

EXERCISE F: Supply the paragraph with the correct form of PRESENT PERFECT TENSE.

Jack ______________1. (be) my friend for over 20 years. We __________________ 2. (know)


each other since we were children. Recently, he and his family _____________________3. (move)
to a house on the same street as me, and now our children play together almost every day.

For the last ten years, Jack and I ___________________4. (play) for the same hockey team every
Saturday. Jack is a better player than I am, but in the last few months he has had some trouble with his left
knee, and he ___________________5. (find) it hard to play a full game. He __________________________
6. (see) the doctor several times about his knee, but the doctor doesn't know what is causing his pain. Jack
________________ 7. (decide) to take a break from hockey for a while, so that his knee can recover. It's
going to be lonely on the team without him!

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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


Philippians 4:13 | KJV

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