Present Perfect 1 – An experience in your life
The important thing to remember with the Present Perfect is that we use it when there is a connection between the past and the present.
So we must use the present perfect for an experience in your life because your life started in the past and is continuing:
So every experience in our life we talk about and don’t specify exactly when it happened, we have to use the present perfect:
I have been to Norway.
I have seen Bob Dylan in concert.
Note that if we say when it happens we have to use the past simple:
I went to Norway last year.
I saw Bob Dylan in concert in 1992.
Look at the construction of the present perfect:
|Subject||to have||past participle|
|I||have||seen||“Dances with Wolves”.|
I‘ve played ice hockey.
He‘s driven a Ferrari.
They‘ve been to Brazil.
|How many times||has||she||seen|