It is simple enough with the present tense, have, but the other two always confused me. People who have had their belongings taken will turn into miserable people. I have been a Canadian for 30 years. In the purest sense, to be is to exist. Past Perfect This past perfect also called the pluperfect is formed with had and a past participle. Study the examples given below. Not a native english speaker here.
Jack has been sick for three days. When expressing a personal opinion about probability deduction , we mostly use must to express that we feel something is true: He must be fit if he can run 10 kilometres. Or People who have had their belongings taken become miserable people. When to use Has been? I have been watching that show the whole day. Incorrect: I wish you would have told me. Answer: I have been sick. The tense is used to express regularity of some action that started in the past, and continues to happen throughout some amount of time regularly and it is still true in the present.
There have been a lot of problems in city government since 2006. To express this, you can use an if - then clause. Thanks again for the clarification. Here the auxiliary verb have forms the present perfect tense with the past participle finished. Together we will anaylse why they are being used in these sentences and how you can use them when speaking in English. Examples of using the verb have: When you use the verb have we can use 'You' and 'I',we','they' with have. I had a good job.
What is the verb has used for? In this example has is used to form present perfect continuous. Incorrect: I wish I would have known. You would have liked to see it too, but you hadn't known he was going. You can see my posts on the present perfect to help you understand further. Can someone explain to me when or when not to use it? They are past tense, and that's all. However, there are some exceptions which will be explained later on in the lesson. It is a modal verb, and it means that what it refers to didn't actually happened, but 'would' under other, often specified, circumstances.
Everyone is a singular pronoun, so it should be matched with has, not have. I tried to skip all the technical terms like conditional clause and modal auxiliary and other stuff that you don't have to know. Your email address will not be published. Has and had are forms of the verb to have. You see, english is not my mother-tongue so learning grammars are always kinda hard for me.
But hopefully this time around it will stick to my brain like glue. I have been happy twice this year. Auxiliary verb helps us to become aware of the present time of the action. My time frame is open. Have is the first and second person singular present and plural tenses and the third person plural present tense. It is sometimes called the past perfect tense.
It is of course the past tense. I think what the reader was asking about was the past perfect tense. The past perfect tense is used when we are talking about the past and want to refer back to an earlier past time. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Note also that the contracted form of had had is 'd had. Does he like chocolate ice cream? But I will satisfy your curiosity. He has been studying English for a year.
Generally speaking the only difference is the time frame or tense that you need to use and also who is being referred to. More examples: Correct: If I had gotten paid, we could have traveled together. It's used for talking about things that didn't happen or that might happen in the future. It's strongly implied that he didn't catch the bus. ~ I've had a rotten evening. If you are talking about a time when many things happened, one of which was that people had their belongings taken, then I would use the past simple because there is one particular past moment we have in mind.
This sounds a little bit odd because the past perfect describes an action that is complete in most cases and occurs before another past event which is not relevant in the future, often. I believe this is the American way of say 'she has had a problem with her family'. The book gets worn with the use. Cheers, Diana Nov 24, 2014 A thanks. To the anonymous SomethingDark, what is an accepted answer? It expresses and action that started in the past, but was happening the whole time leading up to the present, and continues still. It would be nice to have a bigger house. You have food on your shirt.
Did he walk and miss it? I have an Oxford dictionary. He has a mean boss. We have a new car. Over 2000 copies are purchased every month! This is not a grammar lesson on tenses so if you are not sure of any that are mentioned please click on the links or see the list of lessons that are related to this one at the bottom of page. For the bit of logic, we can think about a time frame.