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Could the present perfect be called the most "important" verb tense? If so,why? What is it that makes this structure so important for communication in the English language?

Are there any advantages to teaching the present perfect in any particular order?
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triCould the present perfect be called the most "important" verb tense?
You could call it that if you wanted to, but I don't think that would accomplish anything. Why would you want to do that? Did your teacher ask you to write an essay on this topic? It sounds like that sort of thing. No matter which tense you choose, there might be good reasons to call it "the most important tense". Any tense you need to express yourself is "most important" at the moment you need it! Emotion: smile
triAre there any advantages to teaching the present perfect in any particular order?
In any particular order? You might want to be sure your students are comfortable with the verb have first. Is that what you mean?

CJ
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I personally think every form of speech is important in a languageEmotion: smile. The uniqueness of present perfect tense is that you don't have to be specific about the time for a completed action.

eg. We've gotten our job done in Iraq. ( Bush )Emotion: smile
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Hi,

Is it possible to use " a week/ a month/ every day/ etc." with the present perfect?

a. I have played soccer 3 times a week. instead of
b. I play soccer 3 times a week.

Any comments?
Thanks.
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Magic79a. I have played soccer 3 times a week. instead of
b. I play soccer 3 times a week.
No, you can't use one instead of the other; they mean different things.

CJ
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Thanks CJ.