have yet to

Grammar focus: have yet to The phrase ‘have yet to‘ can be confusing! The present perfect tense in English can be difficult at the best of times, and this phrase is another challenge for English learners. A student came to see me the other day with a letter that he couldn’t understand. He had applied … Read more

How long are you here?

I’ve been talking a lot about academic reading recently, and I promise I am going to return to that topic in my next post. But I thought I’d say something about the present perfect tense because I have noticed how many students have difficulty in using it properly. This is when everyone groans ‘not the … Read more