Questions in the Present Perfect Simple

1. Yes No Questions in the Present Perfect Simple

Auxiliary Subject Verb Remainder Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n’t)
Have you done your homework? Yes,
No,
No,
I
I
I
have.
have not.
haven’t.
Has Susan telephoned today? Yes,
No,
No,
she
she
she
has.
has not.
hasn’t.
Have they been to London? Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
have.
have not.
haven’t.

2. Questions with question words in the Present Perfect Simple

Question word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
How many times have you tried Chinese food? I have tried it many times.
How long have they lived in London? They have lived in London since 2015.
Where has she gone?   She has gone to the shops.

► Use has with the 3rd person singular (he, she, it) and in all other persons have.

Use the verb in the past participle:

  • regular verbs: infinitive + ed
  • irregular verbs: 3rd column of the table of the irregular verbs