Past TenseIt is used to express an action started and ended at a specific time in the past. e.g. I saw him yesturday at the cinema. Did you see him yesturday at the cinema? I did not see him yesturday at the cinema.
PRESENT PERFECT● The action happened ● You can not use at an unspecific time Present Perfect with before now. specific time● The exact time is not expressions such as: important. yesturday, last week, last year, before,● We often use Present already, yet, etc. Perfect to talk about changes that happent ● It is not used to over the time. describe a specific event or a specific time.
Examples Present Perfect Simple● I have seen that ● He has never movie twenty times. travelled by train.● ●● People have travelled ● Have you ever met to the Moon. him?● ●● Have you read the ● The rain has not book? stopped.
Examples Present Perfect vs. Past Simple● I left the house in a ● I have been to hurry. England.● ●● Did you leave the ● Have you been to house in a hurry? England?● ●● I did not leave the ● I have not been to house in a hurry. England.