Karolina S.
Present Perfect

— We form the present perfect using ‘have’ (‘ve) or ‘has’ (‘s) along with the past participle form of the verb. Past participles can be regular (e.g. inspired) or irregular (e.g. done).

— We use the present perfect to speak about past events which continue up until the present – they are not completed.

Look at these examples:

Magna Carta, meaning ‘the Great Charter’, has inspired people across the centuries, from Thomas Jefferson to Mahatma Gandhi.

Magna Carta has lived on for 800 years.

Past Simple

— We form the past simple by using the past tense form of the verb. Past tense forms can be regular (arrested) or irregular (met).

— We use the past simple when we are talking about completed states, events or actions.

Look at these examples:

The two sides met at Runnymede in June 1215.

King John died of dysentery in 1216.

@темы: studying English