English Grammar


present perfect,

I am totally confused because in French it's "Passé composé."
I have been waiting in this line for over one hour
For you, it means that SHE has been waiting AND she continues to do so ;

Why not I AM waiting in this line ?


I have some other questions about reading comprehension . Where is the space to discuss about that?
Very often I disagree with you.
Please answer me!

4 comments

  • The present perfect is Completed action.
    The basic form is:
    S+has [for:third person singular] or have [for:they,we,you,I]+ v3(past patisible).

    e.g.

    - Andy has already eaten his dinner.
    - My friends have written the lesson.


    I hope that's clear for you
  • I have the same problem with english.(It's the big problem),
    I understand that we can't transpose conjugaison simply
  • Sunny said

    The present perfect is Completed action.
    The basic form is:
    S+has [for:third person singular] or have [for:they,we,you,I]+ v3(past patisible).

    e.g.

    - Andy has already eaten his dinner.
    - My friends have written the lesson.


    I hope that's clear for you

     
  • No, it's not clear. If it was we would'nt be so confused.

    What can I say:
    I lost my keys? or
    I have lost my keys?

    I lived for 22 years in L. A. (true!) or
    I have lived for 22 y in L. A.

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