Using Perfect Verb Tenses. What Are Verb Tenses? Verb tenses tell when the action (the verb) was completed in a sentence. There are three main verb tenses:

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  • What Are Verb Tenses?Verb tenses tell when the action (the verb) was completed in a sentence.There are three main verb tenses: present, past, and future.

  • So, What ArePERFECT Verb Tenses?In English, the word perfect means made complete or completely done.Perfect verb tenses show action already completed.There are three perfect verb tenses:present perfect, past perfect,and future perfect.

  • How Are Perfect VerbTenses Formed?All perfect tense verbs use some form of the helping verb have: Present tense of have = have Past tense of have = had Future tense of have = will haveAll perfect tense verbs use the past tense of the MAIN verb (the one the perfect verb helps).

  • Present perfect = haveI have met her. Example ofPRESENT PERFECT Verb Tense

  • bleed = have bled bring = have brought sit = have sat leave = have left understand = have understoodWhat about present perfect tenses of these?Dance Swim Tiptoe Walk PlayMore Examples ofPRESENT Perfect Verb Tense

  • Write the PRESENT perfect verb tense.

    1. jump 2. kick 3. help 4. drink 5. lovePRACTICE:PRESENT Perfect Verb Tense

  • Write the PRESENT perfect verb tense.

    1. jump = have jumped 2. kick = have kicked 3. help = have helped 4. drink = have drank 5. love = have lovedPRACTICE ANSWERS:PRESENT Perfect Verb Tense

  • Past perfect = hadI had met her. Example ofPAST PERFECT Verb Tense

  • spend = had spent look = had looked walk = had walked jump = had jumped say = had saidMore Examples ofPAST PERFECT Verb Tense

  • Write the PAST perfect tense.

    1. joke 2. talk 3. admire4. listen5. whisper PRACTICE:PAST PERFECT Verb Tense

  • Write the PAST perfect tense.

    1. joke = had joked 2. talk = had talked 3. admire = had admired4. listen = had listened5. whisper= had whispered PRACTICE ANSWERS:PAST PERFECT Verb Tense

  • Future perfect = will haveI will have met her. Example ofFUTURE PERFECT Verb Tense

  • bend = will have bent sleep = will have slept dig = will have dug win = will have won find = will have found More Examples ofFUTURE PERFECT Verb Tense

  • Write the future perfect tense.

    1. jump2. climb 3. look 4. marry 5. votePRACTICE:FUTURE PERFECT Verb Tense

  • Write the future perfect tense.

    1. jump = will have jumped 2. climb = will have climbed3. look = will have looked 4. marry = will have married 5. vote = will have votedPRACTICE ANSWERS:FUTURE PERFECT Verb Tense

  • Write the PRESENT, PAST, and FUTURE perfect verb tense of each verb (example: sting = have stung/had stung/will have stung).

    1. count 6. do 2. cheat 7. clean 3. begin 8. bite 4. build 9. choose 5. buy 10. sweep

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  • 1. have counted/had counted/will have counted 2. have cheated/had cheated/will have cheated 3. have begun/had begun/will have begun 4. have built/had built/will have built 5. have bought/had bought/will have bought 6. have done/had done/will have done 7. have cleaned/had cleaned/will have cleaned 8. have bitten/had bitten/will have bitten 9. have chosen/had chosen/will have chosen10. have swept/had swept/will have sweptLets Practice Answers!

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