Notes On Perfect Tense - Forms and Usage - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar

The perfect form is the verb tense used to indicate a completed, or "perfected," action or condition. Verbs can appear in any one of three perfect tenses: present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect.

Verbs in the perfect form use a form of "have" or "had" + the past participle. (It is the form of the helping verb that indicates the tense.)

Present Perfect: I have finished my homework already.

Past Perfect: Rima had watched TV for an hour before lunch.

Future Perfect: Noori will have finished her homework by the time her parents return.

Summary

The perfect form is the verb tense used to indicate a completed, or "perfected," action or condition. Verbs can appear in any one of three perfect tenses: present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect.

Verbs in the perfect form use a form of "have" or "had" + the past participle. (It is the form of the helping verb that indicates the tense.)

Present Perfect: I have finished my homework already.

Past Perfect: Rima had watched TV for an hour before lunch.

Future Perfect: Noori will have finished her homework by the time her parents return.

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