64 - present. The present tense conjugation of haber places...

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See Table 2  for an example of  haber  being used to create the present perfect tense. Notice that only  the conjugated  forms of  haber  change; the past participle form does not change.  TABLE 2 Present Perfect Tense Conjugation Chart for Llamar (to Call) Subject Verb Subject Verb yo he llamado nosotros/nosotras hemos llamado has llamado vosotros/vosotras habéis llamado él ha llamado ellos han llamado ella ha llamado ellas han llamado usted ha llamado ustedes han llamado The present perfect tense illustrated above is translated as: “I have called,” “you have called,” “we  have called,” “they have called,” and so on. Use the present perfect to indicate that the action of the verb has been completed prior to the 
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Unformatted text preview: present. The present tense conjugation of haber places the point of view in the present but the perfect tense indicates completion. For this reason, the present perfect can actually be used like the preterit to indicate “completedness.” For example, Yo he estudiado (I have studied) in the present perfect expresses the same meaning as Yo estudié (I studied) in the preterit but focuses a little more on the fact that the action is presently completed....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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