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How Do You Form the Present Perfect in Spanish?
Check out these examples of the present perfect.
Present Perfect Examples
For talking about actions that happened in the recent past, the present perfect is more widely used in Spain than in Latin America. It's more common to hear the preterite, or simple past, used in Latin America to talk about something that just happened.
Haber and Pronoun Placement
Haber, the auxiliary verb used with the present perfect, and the past participle are never separated in a present perfect construction. If an object pronoun (such as los) is used with the present perfect, it goes immediately before haber.
Present Perfect or Present Simple?
The present perfect may be used to talk about an action still in progress, but it's also common to use the present tense to do this.
The present perfect may be used to talk about something that was just done, but it's also very common to use acabar deor the simple past, especially in Latin America.
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