Present Perfect Examples

Take a look at these present perfect examples.

These are example of people saying basic sentences in the present perfect from TV and movies.

People describe experiences. They talk about things they’ve done…

Or things they haven’t done…

People talk about what they have done before, saying something is complete now.

Or what but hasn’t (maybe it should have happened by now)…

People say how long (it’s still true now)…

People describe behavior in the past that affects the present.

Learn by practicing these key example sentences and get a feel for how people use the present perfect.

The present perfect is a very common English tense. It is very useful when people are talking about the present, but want to mention something that happened before.

What next?

When you’re comfortable with these basic sentences, you can think more about the meaning of the present perfect.

Or look at examples of other tenses.