21 Common Present Perfect Questions in English

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Description: Where have you been? We've missed you! In this extremely practical English lesson, I teach you the most common present perfect questions that English speakers actually use. These are FIXED questions that you can drop into your conversations with confidence, since every English speaker on the planet has heard them and uses them on a regular basis. The questions covered in this lesson include: What have you done? How long have you been here? Have you considered...? Have you thought about...? Have you ever wondered...? and many, many more! Watch this video to increase your vocabulary and to improve your English speaking skills. When you're done, don't forget to take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/21-common-pres... to make sure you know the correct question forms. Then, go out into the world and use real English in your conversations! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/ TRANSCRIPT Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do. Uh, hey. How long have you been there? Okay, well, let's start the lesson. Forget what you saw, but don't forget this. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Common Present Perfect Questions". So, in this lesson you're basically going to learn some fixed questions that all use the present perfect. You can use these, obviously, in everyday conversations, and hopefully after this lesson it will be easier for you to recognize these questions in other contexts, like in media or on the street, or anywhere where you hear English and speak English. So I hope after this lesson you'll feel a lot more comfortable, and you will feel like you have, you know, a lot more vocabulary, a lot more phrases and common questions that you can use to make you sound more natural as an English speaker. Okay. Ready, Totoro? Yeah, okay. So first... Well, before anything, why don't we talk about what the present perfect is for, right? So, as some of you or most of you hopefully know, the present perfect is usually used for life experience. So, for example: "I have been to China." This means that in my life experience any time before now-time is not important-I have been to China in my life. You can also use it to talk about something that started in the past, and has continued to the present. So, for example: "I have lived in Toronto since 2010." Example. And one more, you can also use the present perfect to talk about something that recently happened. Okay? And you can still see the effects of it. So, for example, if you say, I don't know: -"Where's John?" -"He has gone to the store." Okay? So very recently something happened. Okay, but this isn't totally a grammar lesson. It's more of a lesson on memorizing some fixed questions, so let's go over them. Starting with "Yes/No", and first those in your life questions, so: "Have you ever...?" Now, after "Have you ever", always use a past participle verb, so: "Have you ever been to a place?" So: "Have you ever been to China?" for example. "Have you ever seen something?", "Hey. Have you ever seen the movie Titanic?", "Have you ever seen the TV series, I don't know, let's say Stranger Things on Netflix?", "Have you ever eaten snails?", "Have you ever eaten snake?", "Have you ever received a parking ticket, a speeding ticket?" Okay? So you can ask: "Have you ever" questions to, you know, ask about a person's life experience any time before now. You don't care about the time as long as it happened before the present moment. Okay, some other common in your life questions: "Hey. Have you been there before?" So, this can be about any place. This can be a restaurant, this can be a city, this can be a dance club, this can be a karaoke bar. And you want an opinion from a person maybe to tell you about the quality of something, or to tell you about their experience with that place. So: "Have you ever been there before?", "Have you ever been to _______ before?" Next: "Hmm. Have we met before?" This is a common situation, unfortunately, for many people. If you can't remember people's faces or you can't remember people's names, and someone comes up to you, in this case let's say they come up to me and say: "Oh, hey, Alex." I'm like: -"Hey. Have we met before? I'm sorry. I don't remember your name or I don't remember your face." -"Yeah. Remember? It was at Jack's birthday party." And I say: "There were one hundred people at Jack's birthday party. I'm sorry, I don't remember." So: "Have we met before?" Okay? Next, you can use these questions to talk about something or someone that you have seen recently. So you can ask, for example: "Hey. Have you seen...?" For example: "Have you seen my phone?" if someone loses their phone, very common thing that happens. "Have you seen my phone? I left it in the bathroom. Have you seen it?"
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