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Present Perfect with for, since, just, before, yet and already

Present Perfect + for and since

Using the present perfect, we can define a period of time before now by considering its duration, with for + a period of time, or by considering its starting point, with since + a point in time.

For + a period of time

  • for six years, for a week, for a month, for hours, for two hours.
  • I have worked here for five years.

Since + a point in time

  • since this morning, since last week, since yesterday,
  • since I was a child, since Wednesday, since 2 o’clock.
  • I have worked here since 1990.

present perfect with for

  • She has lived here for twenty years.
  • We have taught at this school for a long time.
  • Alice has been married for three months.
  • They have been at the hotel for a week.

present perfect with since

  • She has lived here since 1980.
  • We have taught at this school since 1965
  • Alice has been married since March 2nd.
  • They have been at the hotel since last Tuesday.


Present perfect + just, before, already and yet

PRESENT PERFECT + just and before


indicates that the action has happened in the very recent past and it is completed, e.g.
a. I’ve just lost my car keys and can’t leave for work.
b. Don’t call John, I’ve just done it.


Just can be placed before the main verb (past participle).


indicates the existence of past events, and emphasizing the pastness of the event with a redundant before e.g.
a. She has seen the movie before.
b. I have met her before the summer.


Before is usually placed at the end of the sentence.

PRESENT PERFECT + already and yet

refers to an action that has happened at an unspecified time before now. It suggests that there is no need for repetition, e.g.
a. I’ve already drunk three coffees this morning. (and you’re offering me another one!)
b. Don’t write to John, I’ve already done it.

It is also used in questions:

  • Have you already written to John?
  • Has she finished her homework already?


already can be placed before the main verb (past participle) or at the end of the sentence:

  • I have already been to Tokyo.
  • I have been to Tokyo already.


is used in negative statements and questions, to mean (not) in the period of time between before now and now, (not) up to and including the present. e.g.

  • Have you met Judy yet?
  • I haven’t visited the Tate Gallery yet.
  • Has he arrived yet?
  • They haven’t eaten yet.


Yet is usually placed at the end of the sentence.

21/11/2012 17:30 miprimerzarzablog #. ENGLISH

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gravatar.comAutor: Ruth :)

thanks for put thinks for study teacher you are the bert hunds.:)

Fecha: 21/11/2012 20:56.

Autor: Ruth :)

sorry BEST

Fecha: 23/11/2012 20:02.

gravatar.comAutor: Dylan klebold

que buenos ejemplos ;v ... esperen... que no estaba muerto.... vaia vaia :,v aiudenme prros

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:32.

gravatar.comAutor: Erick Harris

Dylan? :v vaia vaia

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:33.

gravatar.comAutor: Dylan klebold

:v vaia vaia,,, hola my friend que tal van las cosas prro? oye,,, que no estabamos muertos

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:34.

gravatar.comAutor: Erick Harris

No c... weno si c pero no te wa decir :v

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:35.

gravatar.comAutor: Dylan klebold

... :v oye y si repetimos lo de columbine en la prepa 3?

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:36.

gravatar.comAutor: Erick Harris

pero nos vamos a morir otra ves prro >:v

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:37.

gravatar.comAutor: Dylan klebold

Pero,,, ya estamos muertos bro :v

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:38.

gravatar.comAutor: Erick Harris

A numa si sierto :v

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:38.

gravatar.comAutor: Dylan klebold

escuchen todos los de prepa 3... tenemos planeado todo y vamos a volver a repetir lo de columbien pero alli, tenemos listo todo, preparense, esto no es un juego, la prepa 3 pronto sera llenada de muerte... pista? 31/5/17 esten listos

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:41.

gravatar.comAutor: El policia que pide las tiras :3

o dios mio... weno pues... a seguir pidiendo tiras :,v

Fecha: 16/02/2017 02:43.

gravatar.comAutor: Melli RJ

Justo lo que necesitaba para mi tarea. Gracias!

Fecha: 21/02/2017 02:34.

Autor: steph

muy buenos ejemplos, me ha ayudado bastante

Fecha: 24/06/2017 17:42.

Autor: Ronaldo


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