(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.
a tense of similar construction found in certain other languages.
a form in this tense.
Present, Past, And Sometimes Perfect ParticiplesParticiples are words derived from verbs that can function as adjectives or as parts of verb phrases to create verb tenses. The two main types of participles are the present participle and the past participle. The perfect participle depends on the past participle for its forms. Participial phrases function as adjectives that modify the subjects or other nouns in sentences. The Present Participle Adding -ing …
Origin of present perfect
First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for present perfect
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