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Present Perfect in Questions

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How to use present perfect in questions?

How to use present perfect in questions?

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  • 1. Present Perfect with Already and Yet
      • (a) I’ve already eaten.
      • (b) I haven’t eaten yet .
      • (c) Have you eaten yet ?
      • (d) Have you eaten already ?
    • OR
      • (e) Have you already eaten?
      • Use already to show that an event was completed earlier.
      • Use yet when an event has not been completed.
      • Yet in questions is more neutral than already.
      • The use of already in questions shows that the speaker expects that an event has been completed.
    Spring 2001 AlOthman, Buthaina
  • 2. Present Perfect in Questions
      • Have you ever eaten frogs’ legs?
      • No, I haven’t.
      • Have you ever been to Australia?
      • Yes, I have.
      • When did you go there?
      • I went there last year .
      • Use the present perfect with ever when you want to know if something happened.
      • When you ask these questions , you usually expect the answer to be: “Yes, I have”, or “No , I haven’t”.
      • Use the simple past in questions when you want to know when something happened .
    Spring 2001 AlOthman, Buthaina
  • 3. Ever and Never in Questions
      • Use ever in questions with the present perfect to mean “at any time before now”.
      • Ever is used in negative statements
      • Ever is not usually used in affirmative statements, (those that mean or use yes).
      • Use never with the present perfect to mean “at no time before now”.
      • Have you ever eaten Mexican food?
      • Yes, I have eaten it.
      • No, I haven’t ever eaten it.
    • Not
    • Yes , I have ever eaten it.
    • OR
      • No, I have never eaten it.
    Spring 2001 AlOthman, Buthaina

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