present perfect

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present perfect (uncountable)

Examples (tense)

I have finished this book.
We have eaten lunch today.
She has lived here for six years.

  1. (grammar) A perfect tense that expresses action in the past (usually completed) with consequences in the present time.

Usage notes[edit]

In English, the present perfect is formed by using the present tense of have with a past participle.

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