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presperf - The Present Perfect Or “What have you done for...

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Unformatted text preview: The Present Perfect Or “What have you done for me lately?” T h e P r e s e n t P e r fe c t I n E n g l i s h , t h e p re s e n t p e r f e c t c a n b e s e e n in s e n t e n c e s l i k e : Y o u h a v e n o t s e e n a n y t h in g y e t. B . b .b . b .b a b y y o u j u st h a v e n o t s e e n a n y t h i n g y e t. I h a v e w a l k e d f o r m il e s a n d m y f e e t a r e h u rti n . I h a v e r u n , I h a v e c r a w l e d , I h a v e s c a l e d t h e se c it y w a l ls . T h e s e c it y w a lls . H a v e y o u e v e r b e e n t o e l e c tri c l a d y l a n d ? In Spanish we use the verb haber instead of “have” he has ha hemos habéis han To form the past participle of “ar” verbs, take the stem and add “ado”. For “er” and “ir” verbs take the stem and add “ido”. Bailar: Comer: Vivir: Bail + ado = bailado Com + ido = comido Viv + ido = vivido Nosotros hemos comido paella. Ellos han vivido en Perú. Yo no he hablado con la profesora todavía. In English, the ending “-ed” frequently identifies the past participle. In Spanish, “ado” or “ido” is used. However, just like in English, Spanish has some irregular past participles. abrir – abierto cubrir – cubierto descubrir – descubierto poner – puesto escribir – escrito describir – descrito ver – visto resolver – resuelto decir – dicho hacer – hecho romper – roto volver – vuelto ...
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