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    Default have you called me?

    is sentence "have you had called me?" is correct.
    if correct then what is its grammar structure.
    i mean to say like "past perfect or something like that.

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    Default Re: have you called me?

    It's not correct. There are 12 tenses and modes in English.

    1) Present: simple, continuous, perfect, perfect continuous
    2) Past: simple, continuous, perfect, perfect continuous
    3) Future: simple, continuous, perfect, perfect continuous

    Each has its structure as follows:

    Simple: a verb itself, except future with auxiliary 'shall' and 'will'
    Continuous: a present participle with verb 'to be' [be + V-ing].
    Perfect: a past participle with verb 'to have' [have + V-ed].
    Perfect Continuous: a continuous tense with verb 'to have' [have + been + V-ing].

    The sentence above, "have had called", does not correspond to any of the 12 tenses above.

    The past perfect of the sentence is "Had you called me?"

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    Default Re: have you called me?

    is this sentence correct.

    he might had gone to canada.

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    Default Re: have you called me?

    Quote Originally Posted by fugitivemind View Post
    is this sentence correct.

    he might had gone to canada.
    No, with "might" you need the bare infinitive -- in this case "have."

    Don't forget that English sentences start with a capital letter.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, with "might" you need the bare infinitive -- in this case "have."

    Don't forget that English sentences start with a capital letter.

    Then how can I make this sentence a PAST PERFECT TENSE.

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    Default Re: have you called me?

    He has called - present perfect
    He had called - past perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by okkttsk View Post
    I There are 12 tenses and modes ? in English.

    1) Present: simple, continuous, perfect, perfect continuous
    2) Past: simple, continuous, perfect, perfect continuous
    3) Future: simple, continuous, perfect, perfect continuous
    Many writers use 'simple' only in the sense of 'non-perfect and non-continuous'. They will therefore not refer to the 'present perfect simple'.
    Most writers today consider that there is no future tense in English. The use of the modal WILL is one of several ways to refer to the future.
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Mar-2011 at 16:06. Reason: typos

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugitivemind View Post
    Then how can I make this sentence a PAST PERFECT TENSE.
    With a modal like "might" you cannot.

    He had gone.
    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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