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  • 1. Present Perfect Tense Part Three Teacher Fortuna 1030722 Class:_______ No:______ Name:_____________ Part three: 表示____________ Present perfect tense for continuing situation. (source) 1. We often use the present perfect tense to talk about a continuing situation. This is a state that started in the past and continues in thepresent (and will probably continue into the future). This is a state (not an action). We usually use for or since with this structure. I have worked here since June. He has been ill for 2 days. How long have you known Tara? past present future The situation started in the past. It continues up to now. (It will probably continue into the future.) Connection with past: the situation started in the past. Connection with present: the situation continues in the present. 2. For & Since with Present Perfect Tense We often use for and since with the present perfect tense.  We use for to talk about a period of time - 5 minutes, 2 weeks, 6 years.  We use since to talk about a point in past time - 9 o'clock, 1st January, Monday. for since a period of time a point in past time x------------ 20 minutes 6.15pm three days Monday 6 months January 4 years 1994 2 centuries 1800 a long time I left school ever the beginning of time Here are some examples:  I have been here ______ 20 minutes.  I have been here ______ 9 o'clock.  John hasn't called ______ 6 months.  John hasn't called ______February.  He has worked in New York ______ a long time.  He has worked in New York ______ he left school. For can be used with all tenses. Since is usually used with perfect tenses only.