English Grammar Exercises for A1 – Present perfect negative and interrogative

1. Make the sentences negative.

Luke has sent a postcard to his cousin.

 Luke hasn’t sent a postcard to his cousin.

I’ve don’t the washing-up.

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We’ve bought a car.

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They’ve had lunch.

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You’ve tidied your bedroom.

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It’s stopped raining.

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2 I haven’t done the washing-up.

3 We haven’t bought a car.

4 They haven’t had lunch.

5 You haven’t tidied your bedroom.

6 It hasn’t stopped raining.

2. Write replies with the present perfect affirmative and already.

1 Do your homework!

     I’ve already done it.

2 Can you phone Joanna?

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3 Why don’t you buy the new Adele CD?

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4 When are you going to have breakfast?

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5 Please tidy your room.

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6 Can you change the holiday money?

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2 I’ve already phoned her.   3 I’ve already bought it.

4 I’ve already had some.   5 I’ve already tidied it.

6 I’ve already changed it.

3. Toby Church and Lucy Hart are going to drive across the Sahara Desert. Listen to their conversation. Tick ✓ the things they have done.

Things to do

1 fill bottles with water

2 pack food

3 buy a map and compass

4 check the car

5 look at the weather report

6 phone parents

7 send text messages to friends

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1 ✗   2 ✓   3 ✓   4 ✗  5 ✗  6 ✓   7

Transcript

Toby Where are the water bottles?

Lucy They’re here. But I haven’t filled them yet.

Toby What about the food? Have you packed it?

Lucy Yes, I have. It’s already in the car.

Toby And we’ve bought a compass and a map.

Lucy Yes, they’re in the car too.

Toby OK. I’m going to check the car in a minute.

Lucy And I’ll look at the weather report on laptop.

Toby OK. Have you phoned your parents yet?

Lucy Yes, I have. Have you phoned your parents?

Toby Yes. And I’m going to send text messages to friends.

Lucy Good idea. I’ll do that, too.

4. Write questions and answers about 1-7 in exercise 3. Use the present perfect and yet.

Have they filled bottles with water yet?

     No, they haven’t.

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2 Have they packed the food yet? Yes, they have.

3 Have they bought a map and compass yet? Yes, they have.

4 Have they checked the car yet? No, they haven’t.

5 Have they looked at the weather report yet? No, they haven’t.

6 Have they phoned their parents yet? Yes, they have.

7 Have they sent text messages to their friends yet? No, they haven’t.

5. Write sentences and questions. Use the present perfect and the words in brackets.

1 you / buy / a guidebook? (yet)

      Have you bought a guidebook yet?

2 I / write / some postcards (already)

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3 he / not walk / along the River Thames (yet)

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4 she / see / the Queen? (yet)

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5 we / take / a coach tour (already)

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6 you / visit / Buckingham Palace? (yet)

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7 we / not find / our passports (yet)

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8 you / spend / a day / on the beach (already)

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2 I’ve already written some postcards.

3 He hasn’t walked along the River Thames yet.

4 Has she seen the Queen yet?

5 We’ve already taken a coach tour.

6 Have you visited Buckingham Palace yet?

7 We haven’t found our passports yet.

8 We’ve already spent a day on the beach.

Challenge!

Write three things that you have already done today and three things that you have not done yet. Use the present perfect with already and yet.

1 _____

2 _____

3 _____

4 _____

5 _____

6 _____

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