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happens before another time or event. In other words, perfect tenses are always used within a context and not
To form the present perfect, use a form of have + past participle:
—They’ve already dried their clothes.
—I’ve just finished washing my clothes.
—She’s borrowed some detergent.
(In the above, the actions all took place before now. The exact time is unimportant.) REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS
The following are reflexive pronouns:
myself ourselves yourself yourselves himself, themselves herself,
A reflexive pronoun usually refers to the subject of a sentence:
—We looked at ourselves in the mirror.
(We and ourselves are the same persons.)
Sometimes reflexive pronouns are used for emphasis:
—I washed my clothes myself. 51
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The Present Perfect Tense
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.
- Winter '13