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    auxiliary verb

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    I have some long time doubt.
    I like you to clear the doubt.

    Which one to use? Have or Has?
    It is me who has written the letter
    OR
    It is me who have written the letter.

    India have won the match.
    OR
    India has won the match.

    If we choose just one from multiple options, what would be appropriate the sentence to use?
    Do you like ice cream, biscuit, chocolate or cool drink? OR
    Do you like ice cream or biscuit or chocolate or cool drink?
    ( I have seen both type of sentences in different books)

    It would be helpful for me to use correct english in future if i will be cleared doubts.


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    Re: auxiliary verb

    extraposited subject

    Who has written the letter is me.
    It is me who has....
    Who has written it?
    Who have written it?

    This "who" does not assign number and person, IMO. It is person invariable third person in form.

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    Re: auxiliary verb

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    extraposited subject
    What are "extraposited" and "Hai" (first word in the opening post)?

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    Re: auxiliary verb

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    extraposited subject

    Who has written the letter is me.
    It is me who has....
    Who has written it?
    Who have written it?

    This "who" does not assign number and person, IMO. It is person invariable third person in form.
    Corum, I like the way you think, but I am not sure what you are trying to say. Is it that 'who' is singular in number by default, which is why 'who has written' works and 'who have written' does not work?


    • It is she who has written it.
    • It is they who have written it.

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    Re: auxiliary verb

    Quote Originally Posted by rajlakh View Post
    Hai Hi,
    I have had some long time doubts for a long time. I would like you to clear them up for me.

    1. It is me who has written the letter
    more clearly: I have written the letter.
    2. It is me who have written the letter.
    3. India have won the match. British English
    4. India has won the match. American English
    5. Do Would you like ice cream, biscuits, chocolate or a cool drink?
    6. Do you like ice cream or biscuits or chocolate or cool drinks?

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