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How to Use the Present Perfect

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All you need to know about the Present Perfect

Do you find the Present Perfect confusing? Still making mistakes? Read this article.

This article is for English language learners who want to understand the Present Perfect and improve their English grammar.

When to use the Present Perfect tense in English?

The Present Perfect is a tense linking the past and the present. We use it to talk about an action which happened in the past and we have the result of that action now, while talking about it.

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Learn about English Present Perfect Tense

The Present Perfect Tense is one of the most confusing English grammar subjects for many learners. That’s because in many other languages there is no equivalents of this tense. Here are a couple of tips how to use the Present Perfect:

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4 Tips to Improve Your Grammar

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How to Improve English Grammar?

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One obvious answer would be to join a good English course. However, the age of the internet has brought along many wonderful and useful tools that have made our life easier.  Sat-navs, e-book readers and the myriad tools available in Microsoft Word such as spell-check and auto correct all attempt to improve our productivity in some way.

The downside of using these tools without giving it much thought, especially inbuilt typing tools such as auto-correct commonly found in MS Word also means that without a conscious effort, we could very likely be using words inappropriately without having fully understood what they mean.

Female English learner writing an essay in English using correct grammar structures

Lets take a look here at some very simple ways you can steadily improve your English grammatical skills and mistakes to avoid

1)  Understand the meaning and spelling of the more complex words in your vocabulary before you use them

This is perhaps the most common mistake people make when speaking in English: using incorrect spellings not just of complex words but often very simple ones as well.  Take the example of ‘they’re, their and there’.

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Learn English: anyone vs anybody

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Anyone vs Anybody

What is the difference between anyone and anybody?

Which one should I use, ‘anyone’ or ‘anybody’?

Anyone or anybody

Have you ever wondered which form is better to use? Here we have some help for you.

The answer is: both are correct and both mean the same. However ‘anybody’ is less formal and ‘anyone’ will suit more formal expressions. You will want to use ‘anyone’ in formal English or in writing whereas ‘anybody’ will sound natural in everyday informal English.

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– Does anybody or Do anybody?

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Learn English: ‘does anybody’ or ‘do anybody’?

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This is a question very often asked by our students: Does anybody or do anybody?

Does or do anybody, which is correct?

Answer: DOES is correct.

Does anybody vs Do anybody

Do you know why ‘Does anybody’ is correct?

‘Anybody’ is a third person singular form and takes -s in the present simple tense. That’s why the question form requires -s and ‘Does anybody’ is correct.
The same would apply to ‘Does anyone’, ‘Does anything’ etc. Here are some examples:

  • Does anyone have a pen I could borrow?
  • Does anybody know someone who speaks Croatian?

  • Find out about the difference between anyone and anybody.

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