Present Perfect: Lesson 1
- How to form the Present Perfect?
Present Perfect --> have/has + past participle*
*Note: An exercise regarding irregular verbs and past participls will follow soon.
- When do you use the Present Perfect?
The Present Perfect is used for an action in the past with a result now.
Passive: Present Simple
Rewrite the following sentences in the passive by starting with the words underlined.
Example: Many Americans can speak English and Spanish. - English and Spanish is spoken by many Americans.
a) We hold a team meating in the executive office every day. ________________________
b) This cafe serves breakfast from 7 to 11 am. ____________________________________
Rewrite each sentence into indirect speech
Mark: When will our guest Maria arrive? - Mark asked me when our geust Maria would arrive.
a) Leonard: I won't finish the report until Friday. ____________________
b) Lisa: I've been rying to get a hold of Teresa all day. ____________________
Present Perfect: Since or For?
Answer the questions by using the present perfect and add "since" or "for".
Example: Have you heard anything from Karen? - No, she she hasn't written for a long time.
a) Where is Tom? - I think he's sick. He_______________ (not / to be in school / Wednesday)
b) Can you play poker? Yes, but I ________________ (not / to play it / five years)
Future II Progressive
By the end of the week I (work) _____________ here for four months.
By the end of this month we (live) _____________ together for six years.
By the end of the term she (study) _____________ for nine years.
By midnight we (play) _____________ this computer game for 48 hours.
She (talk) _____________ on the phone for the last couple of hours.
They (look for) _____________ me all night long.