When Do We Use Present Perfect?

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When Do We Use Present Perfect? - Quiz

Decide whether the verb should be in Past Simple or Present Perfect.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Research  ________ that cycling can help patients overcome their illnesses.

    • A.

      Showed

    • B.

      Has shown

    Correct Answer
    B. Has shown
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has shown" because it indicates that there have been previous studies or research that provide evidence or proof of the positive effects of cycling on patients' recovery from illnesses. Using "has shown" suggests that this is a well-established and supported finding in the scientific community.

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  • 2. 

    Oh, no! My car I________!

    • A.

      Has disappeared

    • B.

      Disappeared

    Correct Answer
    A. Has disappeared
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has disappeared" because the phrase "has disappeared" is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about actions that started in the past and are still relevant in the present. In this case, the speaker is referring to the current state of their car, which is no longer visible or present.

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  • 3. 

    I ________ my hands so I that I can help you with the cooking.

    • A.

      Washed

    • B.

      Have washed

    Correct Answer
    B. Have washed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have washed" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense. The phrase "have washed" indicates that the action of washing the hands was completed in the past and has a connection to the present. This implies that the person has already washed their hands and is now ready to help with the cooking.

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  • 4. 

    She ________ about the traffic last week.

    • A.

      Complained

    • B.

      Has complained

    Correct Answer
    A. Complained
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "complained". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and does not indicate any ongoing action or connection to the present. Therefore, the simple past tense form of the verb "complain" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 5. 

    Mr. Robinson _________  the election!

    • A.

      Just won

    • B.

      Has just won

    Correct Answer
    B. Has just won
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has just won." This is because the use of "has" indicates that the action of winning the election happened very recently, and the word "just" further emphasizes the immediacy of the event. Therefore, "has just won" is the most appropriate choice to convey that Mr. Robinson recently achieved victory in the election.

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