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    Difference between I had Written and I have written

    Hi,

    Please let me know the difference between "I had written" and "I have written".
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    I already completed some work then I should use I had written for the same thing I can use I have written also then what is the difference between both of them.

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    Re: Difference between I had Written and I have written

    Hi Ray,
    Welcome to the forums.

    Past: I wrote something. I wrote it yesterday. Completed action, in the past.
    Present perfect: I have written something I want you to read. The action is complete, but it connects to the present.
    Past perfect. I had written something and shared it with a friend, and then I saw my writing with my friend listed as the author. I felt completely betrayed. -- Use this for a completed event in the past that comes before something else also in the past.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Difference between I had Written and I have written

    thanks alot it helps.

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