An action which started in the past and is not finished The Bakers have lived next door for more than 40 years. I've always been interested in different cultures. Steve's had problems with his knees since he was a child. A finished past action with a present result Penny won't be at work today. She's broken her arm. There's no need for you to worry about the washing-up. I've done it. We don't have any money at the moment. We've just bought a new car.