Present Perfect Tense Exercises

These present perfect tense exercises will improve your ability to use this tense. These exercises are based on the simple tense.

Remember that this is how you structure the simple:

  • They have arrived already (affirmative)
  • They have not arrived yet (negative)
  • Have they arrived yet? (yes / no questions)
  • Where have they gone? (wh- / how question words)



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Present Perfect Tense Exercise

Affirmative 

Instructions:

Place the verbs in brackets into the present perfect tense. View the answers by clicking 'show' at the end. 

1. I should  (cycle) to work as the traffic was very bad.

2. She  (take) all of her exams now.

3. John  (leave) his wallet in the pub.

4. Most people  (choose) the roast duck in orange sauce from the menu.

5. We  (lose) our way

6. The voters  (elected) Mrs Knowles as mayor.

7. I  (finish) all of the apple juice.

8. He  (triple) his income over the last 5 years.

9. They  (forgot) to bring the dog with them.

10. Neither Jacob nor Simon  (remember) to do the homework. 

 

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Present Perfect Tense Exercise

Negative 

Instructions:

Place the verb in brackets into the present perfect tense to make a negative sentence.

1. I should  (drive) to work as the traffic was very bad.

2. She  (pass) all of her exams.

3. John  (collect) his wallet from the pub.

4. Most people  (order) a drink yet.

5. We  (find) where the house is.

6. The new mayor  (still / speak) about her new position.

7. I  (eat) my dinner yet.

8. He  (have) a promotion at work for 2 years.

9. They  (go) back home.

10. The teacher  (mark) the homework. 

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In these present perfect tenses exercises you have to make questions yes / no questions. 

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Present Perfect Tense Exercise

Yes / No Questions

Instructions:

Use the words in brackets to help you complete the questions. You will need to add in ‘has/have’ and change the verb to the past participle.

1. (you / eat) yet?

2.  (he / take) the test?

3.  (you / visit) France?

4.  (the instructor / teach) you properly?

5.  (you / be) to the bathroom yet?

6.  (Susan / get) her sister a present for Christmas?

7.  (you / ever / meet) anybody famous?

8.  (they / arrive) yet?

9.  (Ian / go) back home?

10.  (she / work out) how to fix it?

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In these present perfect tenses exercises you have to make questions wh- / how type questions. 

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Wh- / How Questions

Instructions:

Use the words in brackets to help you complete the questions. You will need to add in ‘has/have’ and change the verb to the past participle.

1. Why  (she / take) the work home with her?

2. How  (you / get) here so quick?

3. If  (he / give) her some money, what will you do?

4. Which car  (you / decide) to rent?

5. Where  (they / throw away) the rubbish?

6. When  (Mick / agree) to come?

7. How  (he / be) today?

8. Where  (you / put up) the poster?

9. Why  (the school / close) today.

10. Which film  (you / see) already? 

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