Perfect Tense Verbs

Verb Aspects

Definition

The Perfect Tense

Remember that the tense of a verb refers to the time of the action or state of being.

The perfect tenses express action that is already completed.

The present perfect tense expresses a present action that began in the past and is now completed in the present.

The past perfect tense expresses an action that began in the past, was completed in the past before something else occurred.

The future perfect tense expresses an action that will be completed by some point in the future