English Grammar Present Perfect Negative
Learn English Present Perfect Negative Grammar

Grammar Level 3- Lesson Four

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Present Perfect Negative in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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The Present Perfect Tense – Negative


S + have or has + not + past participle


I have not worked
You have not worked
He has not worked
She has not worked
It has not worked

We have not worked
You have not worked
They have not worked

Notice the use of “has” for a man, a woman, or a thing.

Also, it’s important to know the irregular past participles.

Most Americans use the contracted form:

have + not = haven’t / has + not = hasn’t

I haven’t worked
You haven’t worked
He hasn’t worked
She hasn’t worked
It hasn’t worked

We haven’t worked
You haven’t worked
They haven’t worked

More Examples of the Present Perfect – Negative

I have not been to Italy.

(contraction: I haven’t been to Italy.)

main verb: be

You have not been to Italy, either.

(contraction: haven’t been)

main verb: be


He has not played this game before. This is the first time.

(contraction: hasn’t played)

main verb: play


She has not cleaned the bathroom in a week. Now she’s cleaning it.

(contraction: hasn’t cleaned)

main verb: clean


The banana has not turned brown yet. It’s still yellow.

(contraction: hasn’t turned)

main verb: turn


We have not visited France. Never in our lives have we been there.

(contraction: haven’t visited)

main verb: visit and been.


Notice that you can also make the present perfect negative by using “never.”

You have not finished your lunch yet.

(contraction: haven’t finished)

main verb: finish


They have not marched in the Arizona State Fair Parade before. This is their first time.

(contraction: haven’t marched)

main verb: march


Quiz for Present Perfect Negative

Now that you learned your new lesson, it is time to go to the Present Perfect Negative page and finish your quiz. While working on your quiz, you can always go back to its lesson to refresh your memory.

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