Avem nevoie de Present Perfect Simple atunci când ne referim la acțiuni care tocmai s-au întâmplat și sunt importante pentru prezent, la acțiuni sau situații care au început în trecut și se continuă în prezent și în alte câteva cazuri. Timpurile perfecte simple cer forma a treia a verbului. Ea este identică celei de a foua forme în cazul verbelor regulate și, bineînțeles, neregulată în cazul verbelor neregulate.

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Present Perfect Simple

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How do I form Present Perfect?

(to) have + the 3rd form of the main verb

e.g.: I have just eaten lunch.
e.g.: He has lived here for 10 years.

Note: We need to use the correct conjugation of the auxiliary verb (to) have: have or has, according to the person/number.

When do I use Present Perfect?

We use Present Perfect for:

Adverbs & Prepositions

Adverbs and prepositions that are often used with Present Perfect:

Affirmative / Interrogative / Negative


  Affirmative Interrogative Negative
1st person Singular I have eaten lunch. Have I eaten lunch? I have not eaten lunch.
2nd person Singular You have heard this song before. Have you heard this song before? You have not heard this song before.
3rd person Singular He has finished his homework.
She has cut her hair.
The concert has started.
Has he finished his homework?
Has she cut her hair?
Has the concert started?
He has not finished his homework.
She has not cut her hair.
The concert has not started.
1st person Plural We have lived here for two years. Have we lived here for two years? We have not lived here for two years.
2nd person Plural You have been to Italy two times. Have you been to Italy? You have not been to Italy.
3rd person Plural They have grown a lot. Have they grown a lot? They have not grown a lot.

Listen to the audio tutorial in this lesson to find out how we use contractions with the Present Perfect tense.