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How do you translate present perfect?

How do you translate present perfect?

The present perfect of any verb is composed of two elements : the appropriate form of the auxiliary verb to have (present tense), plus the past participle of the main verb. The past participle of a regular verb is base+ed, e.g. played, arrived, looked.

What is the present perfect tense of working?

Present perfect simple: form We use have/has + the -ed form of the verb. worked. worked.

What is the present perfect tense of eat?

Perfect tenses

present perfect
I have eaten
you have eaten
he, she, it has eaten
we have eaten

How do you use the present perfect in Spanish?

Just as in English, the present perfect is a compound tense. Spanish uses the auxiliary verb haber (“to have”) plus the past participle (called the “participio”) of the main verb to form the present perfect. He comido en ese restaurante antes. I have eaten at that restaurant before.

What is the present perfect of dream?

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

present perfect
I have been dreaming
you have been dreaming
he, she, it has been dreaming
we have been dreaming

Why is the present perfect called perfect?

Originally Answered: Why is present perfect called perfect? Because the action it refers to has been completed, or it is “perfect,” wheras something incomplete or ongoing is “imperfect.”

What does present perfect mean in Spanish?

You use the present perfect verb tense in Spanish to express or describe actions that have happened recently and/or actions that still hold true in the present. The present perfect tense is one of seven compound tenses, which means you use the helping verb haber (to have) in the present tense with a past participle.