sparrow2
  • sparrow2
why is present perfect present if it is about past action?
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schrodinger
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sparrow2
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sparrow2
  • sparrow2
I HOPE YOU ARE NATIVE SPEAKER :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Present Perfect is used to say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. The exact time is not important. You cant use the Present Perfect with specific time expressions such as: yesterday, one year ago, last week, etc. You can use the Present Perfect with unspecific expressions such as: once, several times, before, so far, etc.

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TheSmartOne
  • TheSmartOne
Wrong subject.
sparrow2
  • sparrow2
i know but still if anyone can help
sparrow2
  • sparrow2
will be hugely appreciated
anonymous
  • anonymous
work is now completed at present time. that's why it present. #TenseRules
sparrow2
  • sparrow2
action,which describes past simple, is alos completed at present time.so what's difference?
triciaal
  • triciaal
do you have an example?
sparrow2
  • sparrow2
i need general concept,not for specific one.how native speaker use it(comparing ti past simple). know know that when u have definite time you use past simple but still confused
triciaal
  • triciaal
the present perfect is used for emphasis. Something that happened already but affects the present. example "I have checked a million times but cannot find the error in my calculation" . "I have never seen that before."
anonymous
  • anonymous
past simple- work completed at a particular moment. present perfect- work was started at a particular moment, now is completed at present moment. ( transient work)
sparrow2
  • sparrow2
if i say i have lived here for 2 years . does it mean that i'm living here now too?
triciaal
  • triciaal
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
triciaal
  • triciaal
YES
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes it does
anonymous
  • anonymous
if you are saying "i lived there for 2 years" that implies you don't live there anymore, but by saying "i have lived here for 2 years" you're saying you still live here, since "here" means the place you are at now, if any of that makes sense to you
anonymous
  • anonymous
and "there" refers to a place you are not at

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