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Present perfect

  1. 1. Present Perfect Basic English Junior High School Instituto Carlos Gracida A.C. 2006
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Basic knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Use of for and since </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with Simple Past </li></ul>
  3. 3. Time view <ul><li>The Present Perfect always has a conection with now. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The ceiling was white </li></ul><ul><li>Now, it is red </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is a completed action </li></ul><ul><li>It began in the past </li></ul><ul><li>And it still continues now </li></ul>
  6. 6. How long has it been raining?
  7. 7. La vida real <ul><li>It’s has been raining for an hour. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s has been raining since eleven A.M. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a completed action </li></ul><ul><li>It began in the past </li></ul><ul><li>And it still continues now </li></ul>It is raining NOW
  8. 8. One Hour NOW 11 o´clock PAST FUTURE <ul><li>It’s has been raining FOR an hour. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s has been raining SINCE eleven A.M. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Tom is looking for his key </li></ul><ul><li>He can’t find it </li></ul>It is happening .... NOW!
  10. 10. He has lost his key! This means that he doesn’t have his key NOW.
  11. 11. HAS FOUND his key! Tom
  12. 12. Tom didn't lose his key!

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