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When do I use "had have"? How is it different from "have have"?

blue_bear

blue_bear

Taiwan

Hi Ebaby teacher,

When do I use "had have"? How is it different from "have have"?

 

08:17 PM Nov 26 2008 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi!

 

You would never say "had have" or "have have." You're probably thinking about the present perfect and past perfect tenses. Past perfect is formed with had + a past participle and is used to talk about something in the past that happened BEFORE something else in the past, as in, "I had already left when Sam arrived." Present perfect is formed with have or has + a past participle and is most often used to talk about something that was true in the past and is STILL true now, as in, "I have been living in the U.S. since January 2008." The present perfect tense is often seen with the prepositions "for" and "since."

 Thanks for your great question! 

02:25 AM Nov 29 2008 |