Perfect Aspect
 
 
 
 
Perfect Aspect

In this lesson you will learn the definition of perfect aspect and study examples of perfect aspect.
Perfect Aspect Definition
  • Perfect aspect is an action, event, or condition which is complete (definite) and includes the following:
  • past perfect
  • present perfect
  • future perfect
  • The table below shows the perfect aspect
 
tense & aspect aspect
simple perfect progressive perfect progressive
tense past simple
past
past
perfect
past
progressive
past
perfect
progressive
present simple
present
present
perfect
present
progressive
present
perfect
progressive
future simple
future
future
perfect
future
progressive
future
perfect
progressive
Perfect Aspect Examples
  • Past perfect: "I had gone." Expresses that an action was completed prior to some other event.
  • I had painted the house.
  • I had eaten breakfast this morning.
  • I had gone to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Present perfect: "I have gone." This is usually used to express that an event happened at an unspecified or unknown time in the past.
  • I have painted the house.
  • I have eaten breakfast this morning.
  • I have gone to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Future perfect: "I will have gone."
  • I will have painted the house.
  • I will have eaten breakfast this morning.
  • I will have gone to the bookstore with my best friend.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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