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Short forms and long forms in the Present Perfect Simple

How to use short/contracted forms with the Present Perfect Simple

We often use short/contracted forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The Present Perfect Simple is formed with the auxiliary have, so short/contracted forms are used frequently with this tense.

1. Affirmative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I have gone Ive gone
you you have gone youve gone
he, she, it he has gone hes gone
we, you, they we have gone weve gone

2. Negative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I have not gone Ive not gone
I haven’t gone
you you have not gone youve not gone
you haven’t gone
he, she, it he has not gone hes not gone
he hasn’t gone
we, you, they they have not gone theyve not gone
they haven’t gone