Using the present perfect for project updates
When giving people updates on projects, we often use the present perfect to talk about what has or hasn’t been done since the last meeting or update. The present perfect is formed with “have” + past participle. Look at these examples from the dialogues: ⋅
We’ve already started the main part of stage three. ⋅ ⋅
We’ve encountered some problems. ⋅ We haven’t been able to complete… We haven’t solved this issue yet.
The present perfect is often used together with adverbials such as “already” (schon), or “not yet” (noch nicht).