Present perfect just, already, for, since

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Present perfect just, already, for, since

  1. 1. Present Perfect I Present Perfect with “for, since, already, just, and yet”
  2. 2. Just, already and yet Just, already and yetWe can use the present perfect with just, already and yet. Just means “a short time ago”. Vicky heard about the concert not long ago. Already means sooner than expected. They sold the tickets very quickly. We use yet when we are expecting something to happen. Vicky expects that Rachel will buy a ticket.
  3. 3. Just, already and yet Just and already come Here are some more examples. before the past participle (heard, sold).  Weve just come back from our holiday. Yet comes at the end of a  Ive just had an idea. question or a negative  It isnt a very good party. sentence. Most people have already gone home.  My brother has already crashed his new car.  Its eleven oclock and you havent finished breakfast yet.  Has your course started yet
  4. 4. For & since We can use the present perfect  We use for to say how long this with for and since. period is {for three days). We use since to say when the period began (since Friday). Vicky has only had that camera for three days.  We use how long in questions. Those people have been at the How long has Vicky had that hotel since Friday. camera? ~ Since Thursday, I think. How long have Trevor and Ive felt really tired for a Laura been married? ~ Oh, for whole week now. about three years. Weve lived in Oxford since  We can also use the present 1992. perfect with for and since Here something began in when something has stopped the past and has lasted up happening. to the present time. I havent seen Rachel for ages. She hasnt visited us since July.

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