Usage examples Present Perfect vs Past Simple

  • My dad broke his leg last month.

  • Laura has never been abroad.

  • I had pancakes for breakfast.

  • I didn't do it on my own.

  • When did Alice move to Portland?

  • We went to Paris three months ago.

  • Emily didn't see you yesterday.

  • My sister was born in Italy.

  • Did we take this bus last time?

  • Did you have a pet when you were a child?

  • What did your husband do last month?

  • My grandmother read this newspaper yesterday.

  • Has Rachel ever studied Hindi?

  • John liked my new book.

  • Who is the smartest person you have ever met?

  • Has your mother done the shopping already?

  • What interesting foods have you eaten in your life?

  • Jack has seen this film before.

  • Why did Anna go to Manchester two weeks ago?

  • My brother didn't play hockey at school.

  • My grandfather did not work at a bank.

  • Rosie didn't bake this cake, I did.

  • My mum has lost her keys and cannot get into the house now!

  • Who did you meet at the party yesterday?

  • I stayed home last night.

  • I've known Sarah for five years.

  • Anna has met me today.

  • I didn't go to the university last week.

  • Did your mother go to a doctor on Tuesday?

  • Mary has not started her essay yet.

  • Has James just left?

  • Have you ever met a celebrity?

  • My brother has been to Mexico three times.

  • The teacher hasn't seen you this week.

  • We have just got back from our holidays.

  • I have already finished my project.

  • Did they go to the university with you?

  • It is the worst day I have ever had.

  • Where have you travelled lately?

  • What is the most beautiful place you have ever been to?

  • I haven't bought a new computer yet.

  • I went to Spain last year to study Spanish.

  • Has Anna passed this exam already?

  • Where did you work five years ago?

  • They haven't lived here for years.

  • You've spilt the water and now the floor is wet.

  • Have you ever been to Russia?

  • It hasn't rained a lot this year.