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  1. RL's Avatar

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    #1

    Had/Have

    Which form is correct?

    1. It's been a year since I had my braces removed.
    2. It's been a year since I have my braces removed.

    I still have troubles using has and have.

    Please enlighten me, Thanks!

  2. HCaulfield's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: Had/Have

    I'd go with 1. After all, you had your braces removed a year ago. Had here is not acting as an auxiliary verb and therefore, should be used in the past.

  3. RL's Avatar

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    Re: Had/Have

    ic, thanks HCaulfield!
    Which is correct?

    I read that article ON the internet lastweek. OR
    I read that article IN the internet lastweek.

    Thanks!


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    #4

    Re: Had/Have

    I once read this in a manga script and it stated "on the internet", so I think that the first one is corrcet.

  4. HCaulfield's Avatar

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    #5

    Re: Had/Have

    I'd go with ON as well.

  5. RL's Avatar

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    Re: Had/Have

    Thanks guys, I gotta admit, I'm having some trouble using prepositions. I have another question though, which is correct?

    You're on my friend's list.
    You're in my friend's list.
    I already put that on my list.
    I already put that in my list.

    I hear people use both IN and ON, it's really confusing. A little help here please. Thanks!

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    #7

    Re: Had/Have

    All of them are correct. In that context, 'on' means, written on the page, whereas 'in' means, inside (the list of names).

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    #8

    Re: Had/Have

    Got it! Thanks for the help, Casiopea

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    #9

    Re: Had/Have

    You're welcome, RL.

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