Present Perfect Tense Worksheets

Present Perfect tense Worksheets

Just below you will find the links to our FREE present perfect tense worksheets There are three different versions of worksheet here for download, to help with differing classroom and student abilities. These have been tried and tested in ESL and International classrooms.

We have also included links to other tense and parts of speech resources at the end of the page in case they are needed. We also have thousands of pages of resources in our free resources sections and our shop. Feel free to dive in and take a look after you have downloaded these present perfect tense worksheets .

What Is The Present Perfect Tense?

Present perfect Tense Worksheet

The present perfect tense is one of the most important tenses in English. We use it to express what has happened or what has taken place. An easy way to remember it is that this tense tells us about something that began in the past and continues into the present. This means it is either completed or unfinished at the moment when we speak or write about it.

This tense can be translated as “has/have + past participle”. When you’re using this tense, you will be describing an event which took place in the past, but which happens now. For example:

“I have sung for three years.”
“We have met his brother.”
“The dog has died.

The present perfect is made up of two elements, the ‘have’ and the past participle. This is the form that is used when we want to say that something happened in the past which has an effect now. The past participle is used to describe an action or a state, depending on its ending. This ending tells us if we’re looking at an action or a state.

What is a Past Participle?

A past participle is formed in prefect tenses in different ways depending on the verb form. Regular verbs form their past participle by adding /ed/ as in their regular past tense forms. However irregular verbs will form their past participle by ending with /t/, /d/, /en/ and n.

We have examples of these in the table below.

Examples of Past Participles

Regular verbPast ParticipleIrregular VerbPast ParticipleIrregular ( unchanged) VerbPast Participle
watchwatchedrunrancutcut
wantwantedswimswumrunrun
needneededsingsunghithit
playplayedeateatenletlet
walkwalkedbebeenmetmet

Below we have a selection of other English grammar and tense worksheets, and their are loads more on the site in the free section and the shop as well.

Why is Grammar in English Important?

There are many reasons why grammar in English is important. To start with, it helps us understand language and what the function of words in sentences are. We have hundreds of of worksheets, including articles, prepositions, tenses, phonics as well as these present perfect tense worksheets as well. These are listed below to help you teach these for your students.

The vast majority are free, and we have bundles that offer even more for a small amount in our shop as well. These are great for both classrooms and homes

We also have reading materials on the site and the best deal is the MEGA bundle pictured below. 373 pages of phonics and reading activities , games and worksheets.

Other Parts of Speech resources

We have a Wide selection of resources on the site covering all aspects of English instruction. If you want to check out our free resources just click the link and our shop is available if you want some of the premium resources as well. However if you want the other parts of speech then check out below.

Nouns

Pronouns:

Verbs:

Adverbs:

Adjectives

Prepositions

Contractions

Hope they are useful, in case you scrolled all the way to the bottom the combined parts of worksheets are at the top!

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