Lesson summary: The present perfect to talk about experiences

Lesson summary: The present perfect to talk about experiences

Look at the example below. ‘has visited’ and ‘has gone’ are in the present perfect tense.


In today’s lesson, we will learn about the present perfect tense to talk about experiences.


USE [edit]

We use the present perfect to talk about our experiences.


There are other uses of the present perfect, but you will learn them later.


FORM [edit]


Example:

(+) I have eaten ice cream in winter many times.

(-) I haven’t eaten ice cream in winter.

(?) Have you eaten ice cream in winter? – Yes, I have. / No, I haven’t.



P2 = PAST PARTICIPLE [edit]

To form the past participle of regular verbs (động từ có qui tắc), we add –ed at the end of the verb (like what we do in the past simple tense).


But there are irregular verbs. To form the past participle of irregular verbs, we don’t have any rules. We need to remember them.

Below are some irregular verbs that you may see in this unit. There are more. Try to remember these words.

When you do exercises, you can go back here to check the past participle, or you can search on the Internet.

Check out more irregular verbs at https://www.e-grammar.org/download/list-of-irregular-verbs.pdf




TIME EXPRESSIONS IN THE PRESENT PERFECT [edit]


When we use the present perfect to talk about experiences, we often use: ever, never, once, twice, three times, four times, etc. We call these words/ phrases ‘time expressions’.


We also see for and since in the present perfect tense.





"HAVE BEEN TO" OR "HAVE GONE TO?" [edit]