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present perfect

noun
1.
(in English) the tense form consisting of the present tense of have with a past participle and noting that the action of the verb was completed prior to the present, as I have finished.
2.
a tense of similar construction found in certain other languages.
3.
a form in this tense.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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Examples from the web for present perfect
  • Even the present perfect and past perfect seem to be instinctively avoided.
  • In either case, they present perfect opportunities for coaching and relationship-building.
  • Employers are permitted to present perfect attendance awards.
British Dictionary definitions for present perfect

present perfect

adjective, noun
1.
(grammar) another term for perfect (sense 8), perfect (sense 11)
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Word Value for present

9
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