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Heather Marie Kosur is a linguist who focuses her studies on the verb system of the English language. She hates that some grammarians refer to the perfect as a tense because the perfect is an aspect, not a tense.
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All about the Present Perfect: Grammar Guides, Lesson Plans, Teaching Activities, and More

The Present Perfect in English: // is the present perfect? The present perfect is a verb conjugation that refers to verbs in the present tense and perfect aspect (and usually the indicative mood and active voice). Verbs conjugated into the present perfect allow language users to express and emphasize a previous action or state that began in the past and continued up to the present and whose consequences have implications for the present. Many languages including English, German, and Spanish have present perfect forms of verbs.

Still have more questions about the present perfect? The following grammar guide provides articles, lesson plans, and activities for the verb conjugation in a variety of languages. Learn to form and use the present perfect in English or German. Discover ways in which to teach the verb form to foreign and second language students. Even the most complex questions about the present perfect can be answered through the many articles on the topic available here on Bright Hub.

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