What is it good for?
- Talking about experiences that started before now and continue in the present.
- I have lived here for one year.
- He has started to sing and won’t stop.
- Talking about an action done within an ongoing period of time.
- She has eaten in a restaurant every night this week.
- You have fallen down four times in the last five minutes.
- Talking about an experience in the past at an unspecified time or when the time was not important.
- We have traveled to Brazil many times.
- He has read “See Spot Run”.
- Talking about something that happened in the very recent past using just.
- He has just arrived.
- They have just finished their test.
Making it Negative:
Put not between has/have and the past participle. You can contract has not and have not to hasn’t or haven’t.
- I have not seen you in years.
- He hasn’t eaten anything all day.
- We haven’t listened to the news at all this week.
Asking a Question:
Has/Have + Subject (+ever) + Past participle (+ Object)
- Have you seen my friend today?
- Haven’t you heard this son before?
- Has he ever been to France?
Important – You can use ever when asking about experiences, but you cannot use it in the answer.
Questions? Ask in the Contact Form or book a class with me to practice!