The following links contain both presentations made on the Present Perfect Simple tense, in comparison with both Present Perfect Continuous and Past Simple verb tenses.

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Exercises:

Positive Sentences

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. He (leave / just) his house.
  2. We (build) a tree house last week.
  3. Two years ago, Fiona (break) her leg.
  4. I (wash / already) the dishes.
  5. The other day, our cat (bring) home a mouse.

Negative Sentences

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. We (empty / not) the bin last week.
  2. She (be / not) there an hour ago.
  3. He (lose / not) any game so far.
  4. My brother (pick / not) me up at 8 o’clock.
  5. I (make / not) up my mind yet.

Questions

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. (you / see) Bob recently?
  2. Who (switch) off the lights a minute ago?
  3. When (she / become) a teacher?
  4. (you / ride / ever) an elephant?
  5. (you / hurt) your knee when you were playing football?

Text

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. Last week I (be) very busy and I (have not) the time to do a lot in the household.
  2. On Monday I (work) three hours overtime and (come) home very late in the evening.
  3. From Tuesday to Thursday I (be) on a business trip.
  4. On Friday I (go) to a friend’s birthday party and at the weekend I (visit) my grandparents.
  5. Tomorrow some friends are coming over. I (see / not) them for ages and they (be / never) at my place before.
  6. I (clean / just) my house so I can show them around. Now everything is perfect.
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