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How common is ellipting '(that/which has) to do'? [closed]

I am wondering how often the structure 'that has to do' is reduced to just 'to do', and what style marker it carries in such a case. Let's see: '...and that's how you know how much to pay for your ...
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have+past participlet+that+Subject+IS or WAS

Examples I have always thought he is/was a good guy. I have always thought a boat doesn't/didn't float. I have always thought the sun rises/rose in the east. What are the DIFFERENCES? Is there an ...
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What is the difference between 'have pp O' and 'have O pp'? [closed]

For example: I have finished my homework. I have my homework finished. I think these two sentences are the same. So is 'object placing after pp' perfect tense?
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"To be" vs "to have been"

I am preparing for an English exam and came across this problem: (Instructions: Choose the option that is closest to the meaning of the original sentence.) Original: "The board thought that the ...
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"should have taken" vs "should've had taken", are they both correct? [closed]

So my friend and I were talking earlier today, he clicked away from a website, and I said: You should've had taken a screenshot of those results. To which he replied: What? You mean I "Should'...
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Static have or dynamic have in "I had the staff do a thorough search" [duplicate]

I need to know if "had" is static or dynamic in the following clause. I had the staff do a thorough search. I know that if the verb have is marking possession or obligation, some speakers ...
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How can I use have before and after conjunction? [closed]

I am confused where should I use have after a conjuction if it has already used before it for the same noun. For example, I want to combine following sentences: I have played tennis. I have studied ...
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"I'll have take contact you two about the details later" [closed]

"I'll have take contact you two about the details later" I read this sentence in a manga and I was baffled as to what kind of grammatical function have is playing here. Is it an aspectual ...
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"has been" vs "have been" when dealing with multiple nouns [duplicate]

I have seen a lot of similar questions asked but none of them applies to my case. If it exists, please do post the link. So, my question is do we use have or has been when referring to more than one ...
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Why is using "have" or "have had" necessary? [duplicate]

Just one example I recently saw, I also hear people talking this way, and wonder why. Washington Post title today reads, "Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder..." Another ...
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A rare structure need to be explained in terms of grammar: Have+ noun+ been [closed]

Dear Enlish Language & Usage Exchange members: I was reading a text and came across a remarkable structure for me. Here is the text: It would, I suppose, be universally agreed that seldom, if ...
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You have treated me well vs You treated me well

Trying to write a short goodbye message to my current workplace. Thanks, company. You treated me well. My stay wasn't that long, but I will never forget all the great memories. In this phrase, should ...
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“I could have loved you” [closed]

What does “I could have loved you” mean? And what is the tense of that sentence? Is it a clause or a sentence? I found one if-clause sentence on google “If you had let me, I could have loved you.”, ...
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Weak forms of HAVE

According to Longman Pronunciation Dictionary HAVE: The weak form /v/ is used only after a vowel (when it is often written as the contraction ’ve), or in very fast speech at the beginning of a ...
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"Do you have a car?" or "Have you a car?" [closed]

While I use translate both translates are gives same result. I remember that I used before. But I heard this using is wrong. Why?
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Would it be grammatically correct if I use "having" in the sentence?

Would it be grammatically correct if I use "having" in the sentence below? I am not sure about using it as it gives a sense of "to possess". Is it correct to use 'have' in the ...
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Usage of 'should have'

We know that [Should have + past participle] can mean something that would have been a good idea, but that you didn't do it. As in the following example- Example: I should have studied harder but I ...
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would have had to have been?

in the following string: ... a minuscule proportion of the millions that necessarily would have had to have been slaughtered within the overkill scenario. what does "would have had to have ...
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"Australia 'has' defeated India in the World Cup" vs "Australia 'have' defeated India in the World Cup" [duplicate]

Here, 'Australia' refers to the Australian team, and not just the country. I have read in a book that 'have' is to be used in case of a team name if it's of a country. So which is correct? Which form ...
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"should" vs "should have to"

learnersdictionary.com: (1a) All contestants should have to follow the same rules. (2a) No one should have to tolerate that kind of treatment. My variants without "have to": (1b) All ...
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Using had vs have in a sentence

For this sentence, I'm not sure whether to use had or have: Ever since I saw Harry Potter, I had/have been interested in Muggle Studies. "Have" sounds better, but "had" and "saw" are both past ...
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confusion in the sentence use of have and has in plural and singular case [duplicate]

Please consider this sentence: With the emergence of new technologies and their capabilities, variabilities, and time computation has/have given a tremendous breakthrough to the field of electrical ...
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consumption with has or have?

I know that "consumption" is a mass word. But my question is: In sentence: Water and electricity consumption in the hotels HAS FALLEN or HAVE FALLEN? Which option should I use.
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General verb have with not

I got this sentence from the book of "At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings". There were few who had not a story worth listening to. I think did not have is ...
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Thirty days hath September, April, June and November?

According to everything I can find1,2, and all usages I can remember ever coming across, hath is the 3rd person singular present tense of have, and not the plural. So why does the rhyme go as follows?...
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Is the wording "haven't have had" correct?

The other day I started looking for the time of this sentence, I ended up wondering if it is right. I believe I've seen it in some literature, possibly in a movie, but I don't remember the scene or ...
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Using "had" more than once in a sentence

Can I use "had" the way I have in the first sentence? Or is the second sentence correct? (1) By the time he had descended the tree and brought the cat up, the squirrel had made a wall of acorns, and ...
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Grammatical corrections (use of is and has)

The traditional power grid is designed 120 years ago and has not kept pace with modern-day challenges like....etc My question is in the first part I used "is" and lateral I used "has not". Is this ...
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If I change "have left" to "leave", does it change the meaning?

The original sentence is: Don't worry. We wouldn't have left without you? What if I say: Don't worry. We wouldn't leave without you? If I take out "have", will the meaning be changed? Sorry, ...
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Diiffernce Between Did and Have [duplicate]

I am new here and I am beginner in English. Can anyone explain me the difference between these 2 sentences and also which one is wrong. "Did you see my DP?" or "Have you seen my DP?" Please ...
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Is it right to use "have" in this sentence? [closed]

I was wondering if it's right to say "This is the first car I have ever purchased since I have gotten my driving license". My question is regarding both of the "I have" usages. Also, when do I need ...
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Which sentence is correct? Tenses [closed]

I want to confirm with my customer that they received an overshipment few days ago Which one is correct? Or can i use all of them? For me 3 below sentences are seem to be okay.. but probably I’m ...
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"have to" in continuous tense

The extract below is an snippet of an audio script from a coursebook called Market Leader Intermediate. What I have problem with is the "have to" in continuous tense. Why is it in that form? What is ...
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have or has following "something and something" [duplicate]

My work experience and education have provided me with an extensive background in business. Do i use have/has here?
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Does she have/has to go to school? [closed]

Should I use "have" or "has" in this question? Does she have to go to school? or Does she has to go to school? If I should use "have", then what is the rule which makes me not use "has" here?...
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Is it wrong to use use contractions of have when not for the purpose of forming a past tense sentence? [duplicate]

For example, I believe the following to be acceptable: "I've had no issues in the past with this client" However, the following is what I'm unsure of: "I've $16 in my bank account." I've ...
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reported speech + would have to

What is the correct form of switching from Direct speech to Reported speech in this example: A policeman says "You will have to turn back because the road is closed" Shall it be: 1) A policeman ...
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My ... has or have? [closed]

I am stuck for several hours now because I don't know if I need to use has or have in the phrases below... My first article has been published My first article have been published And My ...
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"Are to" and "Have to"

There's a question in an exam paper to which there's only one answer: Students ______ to make tough decisions after the final exams are out. Between 'have' and 'are', which most suitably fills the ...
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Use of has and have with multiple examples

I wonder if someone could clarify this for me His anger and irritation have or has affected me. Thanks Richard
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If he... he would have [closed]

Is this sentence correct: If he returned safely, he would have been hailed as a hero. Are there any other correct ways of saying this?
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"having his helmet break into" vs "having his helmet broken into"

There is an English textbook newly released in some bookstores. This book says "having his helmet break into pieces" having his helmet break into pieces VS having his helmet broken into pieces ...
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When do I use "I" and "I have"? [duplicate]

When do I use "I" and "I have"? Example: I rented a car. I have rented a car. What's the rule?
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Usage of 'had + verb' [duplicate]

I saw this sentence in an English article. It’s time we had a serious rethink about “learning.” There are some questions about this sentence. Why the word 'had' has past tense in this sentence ...
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Has or have, which form is correct? [duplicate]

For me it´s not really clear, because it´s possible to keep it in singular in German. which version correct? The Motor front and the motor rear bearing "has" or "have" been replaced? Thanks in ...
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Would do that or would have done it?

Is there a situation in which following sentence is correct? "You could have mentioned you would do that" If so, then in which context is it right? I mean, if the sentence is started by "could ...
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I don't want to be the one that "have" or "has"? [duplicate]

Which one of these sentences is correct? I don't want to be the one that have to explain to your parents why you are not going to graduate. I don't want to be the one that has to explain to your ...
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"Having" vs "that has" [duplicate]

Is it correct to say "people having money" instead of "people who have money"? I.e. is it OK to use "having" as the opposite to "without"? In my opinion it is OK but a colleague of mine believes that ...
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How can I explain why we use 'having' in 'consider having' and 'have' in 'I'd rather have'? [duplicate]

I'd like a simple explanation as to why we use present continuous in some phrases and present simple in others. For example 'I recommend you consider having it remodeled' vs 'I'd rather not have it...'...
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"Last week I had" vs "Last week I have" [closed]

What is the difference between "Last week I have started" and "Last week I had started" ? Is the first sentence correct?
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