Present Perfect Simple

Present Perfect Simple

An action started in the past and continues up to the present.

An action happened in the past and is important at the present.
Signal Words:
already, ever, never, since 2005, for five years, just, yet, so far, up to now, until now
have/has + 3rd verb form
Up to now I have never done my homework.

I have lived in New York since 1995.

He has already told me about your new girlfriend.
haven't/hasn't + 3rd verb form
He hasn't been there for five years.

You haven't bought eggs, but we need them for dinner.

I haven't told you to take a break yet.
have/has + 3rd verb form
Have you ever seen an alien?

Where have we left our car? I can't find it!

Have they ever been in Los Angeles?

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