Present perfect vs. past simple exercises

Practise the difference in use between the past simple and the present perfect tenses.

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The past simple or the present perfect? Misunderstanding of the difference between these two common English tenses often causes grammar mistakes. These online exercises for beginners will help you learn and practise the rules of how to use the past simple and the present perfect and their signal words. If you are not sure what past simple or present perfect means, we suggest covering individual topics first. You will find the links to the explanation and exercises in the block of related topics.