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English Grammar - Present Perfect Simple & Continuous

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http://www.engVid.com/ This free ESL lesson introduces the present perfect tense and its uses.
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Poqwang Poqwang (1 month ago)
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Amir Vj (3 months ago)
2018
Jamila Musa (4 months ago)
the relationship between thinking and writing
Haridas Prem (5 months ago)
thanks a lot! your explanation has been very helpful for me.
Кука Верука (5 months ago)
3:40 -What were you doing at two o'clock? -I've been reading. Guys, why did he use Present Perfect Continuous when he was answearing that question? Why didn't he use Past Continuous? The activity has finished in the past and don't have any relation with present. I really get embarassed every time I see such a strange usage of some tense. It looks like natives use tenses in according to their mood, not to the rules in the books... Gee... How we're supposed to learn English if information is different from one source to another.
jose fredy quintanilla (6 months ago)
I like all your videos they are very useful for us, great job.
Непонятный (10 months ago)
2:47 May I ask you? Why have you said, "How much money do you have?" Is it present perfect tense? In my view, in present perfect tense, you should say "How much money have you had?". Sorry for my blind mind, please help me)
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Dani (1 year ago)
this is the best teacher... you are my bro to work men 🙌
Barış Atak (1 year ago)
thank. my man
Nícola Hargreaves (1 year ago)
Best teacher on YouTube!!
Camilo mojica cortes (1 year ago)
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tuhin kolay (1 year ago)
it is the best in english
tuhin kolay (1 year ago)
not than dragon ball's or pokemons
tuhin kolay (1 year ago)
your videos are best
tuhin kolay (1 year ago)
it helps in exams
Music Refrain (1 year ago)
Thanks man you really helped me :)
راوية برهان (1 year ago)
thank you so much ..this video is so usefull..
Med El (1 year ago)
Thank you 👍
jorge rodriguez (1 year ago)
I can't see the blackboard brother
Valdinei (1 year ago)
i have been watching your videos and i like yours videos,thanks a lot for helping me..
Your face is so close to the camera here! Haha.
group f (1 year ago)
can You explain future perfect progressive tense please
Denise Ferreira (1 year ago)
Hi Teacher! You are fantastic!! Thank you!!!
Rawan Reda (1 year ago)
Excellent lesson!
Genesis Dominguez (1 year ago)
Well done man! I am very grateful with you! Thanks so much! Greetings from Lima, Perú.
Krunal Kathikar (1 year ago)
hello james your videos are great and you explain them well have you any video on simple present tense
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David Del Castillo (2 years ago)
The best teacher ! Congrats !
DiVerse (2 years ago)
"how much money do you have" is not present perfect.
Miaka (1 year ago)
he had said that phrase to the simple present "How much money do you have" as an example to make you understand what types of questions you can answer with a present perfect
vslk vslk (2 years ago)
Exactly!!!!!" Do you have" is a simple present!!
The Alchemist (2 years ago)
No, noone says this. Sorry, it's also wrong.
NickName (2 years ago)
+Lucktimerfull22 you must know how I know this, I've read it in Cambridge English grammar in use...
NickName (2 years ago)
You're completely right. It means that you have it right now it's present simple.. If he said how money have you had today? I've had ten dollars today...
M B (2 years ago)
Hello, But what I want to say: "I've been working in this industry for 10 years" It's invalid expression regarding to your rule, but this is example from my book. Burn this book like in April 1933?
with verbs like work, study, live and teach + for / since there is no difference which tense to use - present perfect or perfect continuous.
Sunny Dutta roy (1 year ago)
I've the same qstn...
AAELSHD Amin (2 years ago)
Hi ! How are you doing? You said " I have been emmmmm for simple and you said I have v-ing for continuous" both examples can make learners to have misunderstanding it better to say " I have been here since ..... And I have been revising since .........Okay?
Alexander Ksee (2 years ago)
Hi James! Thank you for the lesson. Excuse me for the complaint, but your pen makes unpleasant sound when you are writing.
Mahmoud Elhofy (2 years ago)
you are awesome
Kristal-Kill (2 years ago)
i like your videos :)
J e ss i c s (2 years ago)
awesome vid
abdelrahman sorour (2 years ago)
I think I've watched more than 10 videos to understand this lesson, but all answers Ive found from you!You are AMAZING teacher! thank you so much
AAELSHD Amin (2 years ago)
+KasSo89 : One of the uses of " Present Perfect simple is to express completed action in non specific time like what Abdrahman said " I have watched 10 videos. But if you want to say it in past simple you have to say " I watched 10 videos yesterday / last week/ last month. Okay?
Chamo V (2 years ago)
+KasSo89 maybe he has not stopped watching it. Maybe he will watch it again in the future. That's the beauty of the present perfect; There is no ending... So, "I've watched it" is correct :)
kasso89 (2 years ago)
+abdelrahman sorour You DID watch bro, so you can't say I've watched more than 10 videos - you watched :)
limosine (3 years ago)
con't
X12 RUS (2 years ago)
+limosine he meant "continuous"
Marcin Ratajczyk (2 years ago)
+limosine what's that?
Amy Booktube (3 years ago)
I couldn't see
Monir Kishzade (3 years ago)
Please change your marker .I couldn't see what you 'd written on the boared
XBD 7 (3 years ago)
Which of these sentences is correct: - The message has been sent to your e-mail - The message has sent to your e-mail
AAELSHD Amin (2 years ago)
The first one is correct as it should be in passive form. Has / have + been + the part participle
AAELSHD Amin (2 years ago)
The first one is correct as it should be in passive form. Has / have + been + the part participle
Ahmet Salih Özer (2 years ago)
+XBD 7 İ think the second one correct
Some crazy (2 years ago)
+XBD 7 the second one!!
Omar Brsli (3 years ago)
James , You're the boss around :D , thnx
Emmir Morán (3 years ago)
Great
swart shez (3 years ago)
thanks for the lesson its was perfect
MrAndyCarlos (3 years ago)
Today I will have an exam, and this lesson helped a lot. Thanks, James.
leyla kose (3 years ago)
does numbering show you the result????   How much have you eaten? How many books have you read so far? I can not understand the relation.
Dina Berina (3 years ago)
I do like the way he teaches us!  thanks JAMES! thanks EngVid.com :D
keivyn pulache (3 years ago)
GREAT VIDEO but you have to improve the audio ... thanks broo
OmgNewStuff (3 years ago)
James you're a perfect example of why a being a native speaker is not a sufficient condition to be a good English teacher.  Present perfect simple = The emphasis is on a time span we can resume with... (____your life up to now). EX I've never lived in Italy, I've always enjoyed cinema, Have you ever tried bunjee jumping? ALSO, we can use this tense with FOR and SINCE to talk about situations that began in the past and continue in the present. EX. I've lived here for ten years, I haven't seen her since last summer... etc. Buy a damn grammar book, son. Murphy should do.   
Jason Cullen (7 months ago)
I love it when people weigh in as a grammar expert and then completely screw it up. Yes, sound advice: Buy a grammar book. Try the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language instead of that idiotic Murphy!
Roby Rothèn (3 years ago)
James, remake this lesson! Please!
Judy Tanka (4 years ago)
Omg, this explanation is not only confusing , it's wrong!
fatima ezzahra zenouaki (8 months ago)
so it's wrong??
nadosh ali (1 year ago)
u r right >>>>when he said ppc for short actions
nadosh ali (1 year ago)
why?
Luciano Cegarra (4 years ago)
Perfect explanation!!! Applause from Venezuela!!! :D
I agree that the emphasis with the present perfect simple is on the result rather than the action but is far more than a reference to quantity or numbers. For example, 'You've had your hair cut!' emphasises the result (a new look!) or I've lost my keys! (I can't get into my house) but these have nothing to do with numbers! It's important not to let a rule of thumb become an overgeneralisaiton or students will apply it indescriminately and this will confuse them more than anything else. Other examples of present perfect sentences that emphasise result but have nothing to do with numbers: 'I've let the dog out. ' 'I've had enough!'  Anyway, I like your videos and think they are clear and captivating
Jason Cullen (7 months ago)
You're forgetting that North Americans are more likely to use the simple past in those examples: "you cut your hair," "I lost my keys," "I let the dog out." I agree that "overgeneralisaiton [sic]" is something to avoid; however, assuming that one variant of English (i.e. Standard British English) is the standard over others is just that.
محمد احمد (4 years ago)
goood
Altan Doğan (4 years ago)
Hi,  Could you explain difference about present perfect cont  and past perfect cont.  thank you for all things.
polamin singhasuwich (4 years ago)
God bless you
T Bloopner (4 years ago)
thanks,  good explanation
Adam T (4 years ago)
nauka poziom hard :D 
simo23WilKommandante (4 years ago)
Thank you so much.
na dana (4 years ago)
thank you
ibtisam Radi (4 years ago)
Many thanks for you James but can I say. I have been learning English for seven years . It is a long time
jandritass (4 years ago)
please, what´s the meaning of the first sentence that you said: length one..... thanks. Sorry my english isn´t very good I´m learning.
yadeen (5 years ago)
interesting...
jaterris powell (5 years ago)
he sound like he said "damn" on 4:08 but read his lip
Yahea Atanhle (5 years ago)
Thank You Bro...
shakspawn (5 years ago)
The second one, because you emphasize the duration of the action and not the result.
Garoto Tédio (5 years ago)
I cant see text because color of your pen...
HjAbdulFattah Osman (5 years ago)
How to use these sentences correctly............ 1) Snow has fallen steadily since last night. 2) Snow has been falling steadily since last night.
ahynter (5 years ago)
u should make the list with tenses, cuz its alittle hurd to find ur lessons with them.
adnane boulkhir (5 years ago)
boring
Asterisko90 (5 years ago)
In my opinion if you say : -I have lived in Paris since 20 years means i don't live anymore -I have been living in Paris since 20 years old means i have lived for 20 years and i'm living now
LORD ARJEN (5 years ago)
thank you really much ım medıcıne student but ım repaırıng for englısh and these thıngs really help me oo much. thanks
@7:38 You have said "I have been doing something for longtime" (present perfect simple) and "I have been doing something for short time" (present perfect continuous) my question is how to differentiate b/w present perfect continuous and simple when both have the word "have been" ???
Pablo Sotoluque (6 years ago)
Very clear, thanks man :)
GeorGenius (6 years ago)
Where are you from ?? Which English do you teach ? British or American ?
Abduls - (6 years ago)
Thx
highwaymoses (6 years ago)
Yes. But you can't say "since 20 years". You need to say "Since 20 years ago", or "For 20 years"... the word "since" is always referring to a specific date. for example, "Since tuesday" or "Since 1994" or "Since 10 minutes ago"
nanotubules (6 years ago)
I don't think he wants to dump a truck load on people. He's taking baby steps, which is important. What if I asked for only a hamburger and instead I got a hamburger and french fries with a side of coke? It's more than I asked for.
sebastian chitic (6 years ago)
Thank you James for all you have made. I need help to conjugate the verb, like past perfect progressive past perfect future perfect I hope you can help me to upload other videos talking about all that. Sorry my English is not perfect but I did my best
usernameformychannel (6 years ago)
@Pedrofrombrazil You either want to say "I have lived in Paris for 20 years" or "I have lived in Paris since 20 years ago". In the second case (which is rarely used) it shows that your living in Paris stopped 20 years ago. I hope this makes sense.
Chand Basha (6 years ago)
well..thanks for uploading..
עידן חסון (6 years ago)
@glennandrew but he ate brackfist so this is a result
usernameformychannel (6 years ago)
@bbelick3 And it means that you are still living in Paris, because of the continous aspect of the verb form. If you were to say " I have lived in Paris for 20 years" it shows that you are not currently living there anymore.
Mario Lasić (6 years ago)
I have been living in Paris for 20 years. it is not short activity and it is used with present perfect countinuous ://
hugo pereira coutinho (6 years ago)
LOL
Sawlas (6 years ago)
thank you so much
I have been having my 5001th breakfast.
- How many breakfast have you had? - I have had ... erm ... let me think ... something about 10 thousand breakfast.
seba seby (7 years ago)
Thanks a lot...tomorrow i will have a test paper and wow....you can write with the left hand?!:)) But next time...please use a black to write :);)
8YvY (7 years ago)
nice man .
Stanny Ong (7 years ago)
@kolbex I think he meant "How much money have you got?"
Tati Capelli (7 years ago)
You are GREAT, I love your vids! But I have to point a little mistake (or confusion) here. About the shot time/ long time thing, you could also say "I've been married for a week" (Present Perfect used to talk about SHORT time) or "I've been waiting for 10 years for this lawsuit to come to an end but the judge still hasn't decided anything" (Present Perfect Continuous used to talk about LONG TIME). So your explanation here is a little incorrect, right? No disrespect meant, of course.
oclock1983 (7 years ago)
when I heard ' you like that ?" I stopped listening for to the content and got bombed with images :)
oclock1983 (7 years ago)
@kolbex maybe he meant how much money have you got ?
Lulu LuvsYuuhhxx (7 years ago)
thnxx aloot that is really simple keep it up :)
kolbex (8 years ago)
How much money do you have? Is it Present Perfect?
Edgardo Ramirez (8 years ago)
dammit... i don't know why?? but is very difficult for mi this... i speak spanish.. but i'm learning to speak english so... my teacher doesn't help me when i need mor information.... but you are really nice!!! thank you
tomah (8 years ago)
Because I am arabic I would like to say this is very nice lesson I had been hated presen perfect
Waji Khan (8 years ago)
Amazing man u r an absolute Jam!
Hotmonkeylovin (8 years ago)
You look almost exactly like my boss, same accent and everything.

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