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    Default correct english or not

    The meeting has begun on 2nd December,2009. is it correct?

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    Default Re: correct english or not

    Quote Originally Posted by vishnugk View Post
    The meeting has begun on 2nd December,2009. is it correct?
    No it isn't I am afraid....'has begun' is the present perfect and cannot be used with a time expression such as a specific date or time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensible View Post
    No it isn't I am afraid....'has begun' is the present perfect and cannot be used with a time expression such as a specific date or time.

    HTH
    the meeting begun on 2nd is ok

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    the meeting begun on 2nd Dec is it ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by vishnugk View Post
    the meeting begun on 2nd Dec is it ok
    No, "The meeting began on..."

    The simple past of the verb "to begin" is "began", "begun" is the past participle.

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