Khadija Rejto – The Present Perfect Blog
The present perfect blog intends to spread optimism and to demonstrate that despite the less than happy news cycles, there are many people who are accomplishing tremendous things every day for the sake of improving lives. This blog is a platform and a voice for innovative ideas.
So why The Present Perfect, you may ask? What does grammar have to do with lofty ideas, and what is perfect about our present?
Let me answer the second question first. There is nothing perfect about our present, in fact there is never a perfect present. Perfection is an illusion we use to strive for better results. But while our “current” present is far from “perfect” I would argue that there is still “good” going on all over the world that is remarkably terrific.
This is where the grammatical definition comes into play. The present perfect tense is used to describe something that happened in the past, but the exact time it happened is of no consequence, what’s important is that it affects the present.