Remember we have seventeen (17) verb tenses in English. This week we are looking at the next group called the perfect tense.
Why is it called perfect? The name comes from a Latin verb which means ‘to finish.’ In English, the perfect tenses are connected to the idea that the end of the event is most important.
|Tense||Samples||When do I use it?||Level|
|Present Perfect Simple||Affirmative: He has walked.
Negative: He has not walked.
Question: Has he walked?
|Present Perfect Progressive||Affirmative: He has been walking.
Negative: He has not been walking.
Question: Has he been walking
|Past Perfect Simple||Affirmative: He had walked.
Negative: He had not walked.
Question: Had he walked?
|Past Perfect Progressive||A: He had been walking.
N: He had not been walking.
Q: Had he been walking?