verb not in use as perfect tence

English grammar questions, answered by Alan

Moderator: Alan

Post Reply
Silver Member
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:13 am
Location: bangladesh

verb not in use as perfect tence

Post by mahbub » Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:41 am

Dear Alan

We know there are some verbs whice have no continuous form.
These are see, feel etc.

My question is are there any verbs whice have no perfect form. That means they do not use thus way

have/has +vpp.

Thanks a loty


User avatar
EC Teacher
EC Teacher
Posts: 12886
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Japan

Post by Alan » Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:28 am

Apart, of course from modal verbs (which have PERFECTIVE FORMS, such as 'might have', but no perfect tense as such), none springs to mind.

Some verbs, however, would be somewhat unnatural in the present perfect, e.g. ?has resembled.

Post Reply