present perfect

present perfect
pres′ent per′fect
adj.
1) gram. of, pertaining to, or being a verb tense or form indicating that the action or state expressed by the verb was completed prior to the present or that it extends up to or has results continuing up to the present, and consisting in English of have followed by a past participle, as have lived in
We have lived here for two years[/ex]
2) gram. the present perfect tense
3) gram. a form in this tense

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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