The Present Perfect Tense Unit 5 - p. 214 Realidades 3
The Present Perfect In English we form the present perfect tense by combining have or has (as a helping/auxiliary verb) with the past participle of a verb: He has seen it; Have you tried?; They haven’t eaten… etc.
The Present Perfect To form the past participle of a verb in Spanish, you add -ado to the stem of -ar verbs and -ido to the stem of most -er/-ir verbs: –estar: est- + -ado = estado –comer: com- + -ido = _________ comido
The Present Perfect To form the present perfect tense, combine this past participle with the present tense of the verb haber* : hehemos hashabéis hahan * normally used as “there is/there are”: hay
The Present Perfect generally the Spanish present perfect in the same way we use its English equivalent…
The Present Perfect I have been You have been He, She, it has been We have been You all have been They have been
The Present Perfect he estado has estado ha estado hemos estado habéis estado han estado
The Present Perfect I have sung You have sung He, She It has sung We have sung Y’all have sung They have sung
The Present Perfect he cantado has cantado ha cantado hemos cantado habéis cantado han cantado
The Present Perfect I have decided You have decided He, She, It has decided We have decided (all of) you have decided They have decided
The Present Perfect he decidido has decidido ha decidido hemos decidido habéis decidido han decidido
The Present Perfect No he arreglado la bicicleta todavía. I haven’t fixed the bicycle yet.
The Present Perfect ¿Qué trabajos has tenido? What jobs have you had?
The Present Perfect Notice that when the past participle is used with forms of haber, the final -o never changes…
The Present Perfect Ricardo ha grabado su película favorita. Pepita y Andrea han grabado una telenovela.
The Present Perfect Certain verbs that have a double vowel in the infinitive form (except those with the double vowel ui) require an accent mark on the i in the past participle….