Present Perfect vs Present Simple 1up+

 

  • An American teacher shows you when to use the Present Simple and when to use the Present Perfect

 

 

  • A timeline for the Present Simple

This sense is for facts, recurrent events, and the like.

  • I play tennis.
  • Cat’s like milk.

 

 

  • A timeline for the Present Perfect

  • I have left Argentina for now.
  • I have had a cold for two weeks.
  • The earth has had humans on it for four million years.

  • The boy has seen the car. (Emphasis is on the present state of the boy, resulting from the fact that he saw the car.)

 

 

  • Test yourself, see if you really get it

http://www.yindii.com/ref/grammar/tense_quiz1.htm

 

 

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