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Past to Present
We can talk about finished actions using both the present perfect and the past simple.
- Captain Britlish has twisted his knee.
- Captain Britlish twisted his knee last week.
- Captain Britlish did twist his knee last week.
All of these statements are true, and all refer to a finished action.
It’s logical that anything which is finished must be in the past.
What the present perfect does that the past simple cannot do is to form a connection between the past finished action and the present.
We can only use a finished time expression like last week with the past simple.
Present Perfect Past to Present
In this Grammar Activation Pack, I want to focus on how the present perfect connects events in the past with the present.
As I said, logically anything that is finished must have happened in the past.
The present perfect uses the present tense of the finite verb have, which as you know is have or has, and the past participle of a non-finite verb.
It is this combination of the present and the past that gives us our biggest clue as to how the perfect aspect and the present tense work together.
Grammar Activation Packs
Grammar Activation Packs are each single lessons which I have designed to work together to provide you with a comprehensive English grammar course at Britlish.com.
These Grammar Activation Packs form part of a growing library of English Activation Packs which I have been developing as the best way to help you to truly activate your English skills in all areas.
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