The present perfect tense is used more often in British English than in American English. The present perfect tense is, in general, used when talking about actions that happened in the past and are related to the present, or with actions that did not finish yet. Nevertheless, it is still important to know how to use this tense correctly.
This MindLearn infographic will show you the 8 different situations when you should use the present perfect.
- Something that happened in the past, but it is important in the present
- Talking about our experience
- Changes with the result in the present
- Past actions without a specific time frame
- Something that should have been finished (but it is not)
- Something that started in the past and continues in the present
- Recently finished action
If you want to know exactly which situations are these, this MindLearn infographic will help you. It covers all different situations when you should use the present perfect tense.