English Grammar — Present Perfect — Structure — TESOL
This video is the first of two that looks at the structure of the Present Perfect tense.
Positive: subject +auxiliary verb have/has + past participle
I have played. / She has played.
Negative: subject + auxiliary verb have/has + not + past participle
I have not played. / She has not played.
Question: auxiliary verb have/has + subject + past participle
Have I played? / Has she played?
This verb tense requires the use of the past participle. With regular verbs the past participle is the verb plus ed, for example work – worked. However there are many irregular verbs that do not follow this pattern and have to be learnt from memory. For example, eat- eaten, drink-drunk, teach-taught. Most good grammar books will provide you with lists of irregular verbs.
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