Blog2018 ≫ Homework for today is the present perfect tense

Absolutely no idea, but luckily thing one knows what this is all about. Man alive I don't remember doing actual proper grammar at any point in school, let alone in year four. Apparently:

We use the present perfect tense to talk about things that happened in a way that does not specify when they happened:

I have never been on a bike

Also to talk about a thing that started in the past and is still ongoing:

I have owned a bike for five years

Or to talk about something in the past but affects now:

I have lost my bike

He only has to write a paragraph, but I can see it being a morning of pain. I have to supervise because Clare is off to "pump class" again, and then this afternoon we are going to a barbecue at Jeff and Emma's. Clare is going to an afternoon tea party at her boss's house. I also have to fit in the grocery delivery. Also expecting some parcels today that I hope turn up while Clare is not here... I hope at least one of them is a present perfect.

The other homework option for today was building a bird table but I don't think we will have time.

Present perfect?

We have not built a bird table. I have not been to an exercise class. The boys have not done their homework.

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Paul Clarke's blog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Wed to Clare + dad to two, I'm a full-stack web engineer, and I do js / Node, some ruby, other languages ect ect. I like pubbing, parkrun, eating, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, tree stuff, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.