A while ago, one of my readers asked me to discuss the perfect tense: present, past and future. I’ll discuss them a bit, and then give you a bit of visual learning with three handy charts I created. And here’s how you can get them delivered to your inbox!
Two easy hacks for the perfect tense
1. You use some form of the verb “to have,” with another verb (a past participle) tacked on to it.
2. It describes ongoing action and/or the result.
It’s a very busy tense.
In the present perfect, the action or event began in the past and is continuing into the present.
Formula: have or has + past participle
The past perfect conveys an event that began in the far past and is continuing into the more recent past.
Formula: had + past participle
The future perfect describes an event that doesn’t have a firm beginning but will end sometime in the future.
Formula: will have or will not have + past participle
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Enjoy them, use them well, and, as always,