the present perfect

Definition of the present perfect

grammar

  1. :  a verb tense that is used to refer to an action that began in the past and is completed at the time of speaking The present perfect in English is formed with “has” and “have” and the past participle of a verb, as in “He has left,” and “They have found what they were looking for.”

Word by Word Definitions

presentplay
  1. :  something presented :  gift

  1. :  to bring or introduce into the presence of someone especially of superior rank or status

    :  to introduce socially

    :  to bring (something, such as a play) before the public

  1. :  now existing or in progress

    :  being in view or at hand

    :  existing in something mentioned or under consideration

  1. :  present occasion or affair

    :  the present words or statements

    :  the legal instrument or other writing in which these words are used

perfectplay
  1. :  being entirely without fault or defect :  flawless

    :  satisfying all requirements :  accurate

    :  corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept

  1. :  to bring to final form

    :  to make perfect :  improve, refine

  1. :  the perfect tense of a language

    :  a verb form in the perfect tense


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