present perfect

adjective

Definition of present perfect

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with have and a past participle and that expresses an action or state begun in the past and completed at the time of speaking (as in “I have finished”) or continuing in the present (as in “We have lived here for several years”)

present perfect

noun

First Known Use of present perfect

1887


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