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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
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Have / Had a job

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,745 mod
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  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0
    Hi
    this statement, "I didn't know you had a job"
    1. I thought the rule of the past form is to turn only one verb to past form not two verbs?
    in this case do->did and Have->had
    2. is saying to someone you had a job means you no longer employed and you were employed in the past and not anymore?

    thx
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,745 mod
    edited May 2016
    @marcus "I didn't know you had a job."

    Here they are probably saying "I didn't know you had found a job."

    We often shorten things in English.

    As for the verbs. Don't get too caught up in rules.

    Your example uses a main verb (to know) and an auxiliary verb (to have). You can play with them a bit.

    I have a job. (This means I am employed.)
    I had a job. (This means I was employed in the past.)
    I knew you had a job. (This means you were aware I had one, but doesn't tell us whether I still have it, or not.)
    I didn't know you had a job. (This means you were not aware I had one, but doesn't tell us whether I still have it, or not.)

  • manjuammanjuam Posts: 20 ✭✭
    edited November 2017
    On which Context we should have have,has had ,had had

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    Too many to explain in a post. :)

    I forgot to tell everyone that I had had a nice time last week, but I have had a nice day today, and I'm sure April has had a nice day with her grandson. I hope you had a nice day too.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • jessy50jessy50 Posts: 5
    When i was in college i always confused about the use of could have and would have.Can you explain
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,745 mod
    I would have answered you earlier if I could have, but I hadn't seen your post, so I didn't. Of course, you could have reminded me.

    What would you have done if I had replied straight away?
  • lisalisa Posts: 902 ✭✭✭
    Here is the question:

    The world has seen a massive shift in transport and tourism in the last decade.

    My question is why the tense is present perfect simple instead of past simple. In my opinion, this event happened in the last decade and finished, furthermore, there are any relationships with the present.
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