Grammar: Present perfect on the web-site for teachers and learners of English as a secondary language from a German point of view
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Present perfect tense
 
Forms
  • have/has    looked [t]  [d]  [id]
  • have/ has    gone   3rd form of irregular verbs
Functions
  • describing an action beginning in the past and still continuing
  • or finishing at the moment of speaking
  • for is used with a period of time
  • since means from that starting point to the point of speaking
Curriculum 1. Lehrplan:
  • Klasse 6
  • Kontrastierung mit past tense Klasse 7
  • Wiederholung Klasse 9/10
2. Lehrbuch:
previously done:
  • to have
  • infinitives
Difficulties 1. forms
  • pronunciation of -ed
  • irregular verbs
  • have / has
2. function
  • intermediate between past and present tense
3. inter-, intralingual interferences
  • different usage of the tense in spoken English or German
  • contrasts to past tense
4. other difficulties
  • the usage of "since" and "for"
Situations
  • to want to know
  • conversations
  • description of past actions that are part of present situations
  • experiences
  • recent activities


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Table of Contents
Example: "present perfect" HOMEback to the homepagePAGE back to the previous page back to
simple present vs.
present progressive
go on to
since vs. for
on to the next page