“Somebody has just done something” – Present perfect 2 – “Have just done” – Post 8


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Normally, the Present Perfect is used to express non-completed actions or completed actions that you may repeat in the future. However, there are exceptions.

In the following case the Present Perfect expresses a completed action which has happened recently and you can use “just” in order to emphasize that concept:

Q: “Are you having breakfast with us today?”

A: “No thanks, I’ve just had it.”


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“Somebody has done something” – Present Perfect 1 – “Have done” – Post 7


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I have visited France four times.” – That means that I have been to France four times during my entire life until now, and that there is the possibility that I go to France more times in the future.

The present perfect indicates that you have done something during a period of time, and that you may continue doing such thing.

“I have had three fruit infusions today.” (Present Perfect)- You would say that if it is 12 a.m. because you may have more fruit infusions throughout the rest of the day, maybe in the evening. But if the day is over and you are in bed, then you should say “I had three fruit infusions today.” (Past Simple)


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