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    Default The Presents Perfect vs. the Simple Present

    Please tell me if the underlined words are correct or not!!!! Please suggest some corrections.

    1. Which is correct? *How long has your sister been married?* *How long has your sister had been married?*

    2. Which sounds better? *I've had my bike for the past years.* or I've had my bike for the past two years.*

    3. How long do you have to learn English?

    4. I've had to learn English ever since I was a child.

    5. How long has your mother had her driver's license?

    6 She has had her driver's license since last year.

    7. How long was Ms. Foster your teacher?

    8. How long has your school had a computer lab?

    9. It has had a computer lab since last year.

    10. We have known each other ever since we were in elementary school.

    11. Does your son have a cell phone?

    12. How long has he had a cell phone?

    13 He bought one when he started going to college and he has had it ever since then.

    14. Do you always like to dance?

    15. Yes. I've always liked to dance. But my wife has had never liked to dance.

    Please reply immediately!!!

    Sincerely,
    Faye

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    Default Re: The Presents Perfect vs. the Simple Present

    Sorry. We do not do homework assignments. If you're willing to provide us with your answers, we'd be more than happy to guide you.

    Note, "has been married" is a verb phrase, whereas "has had been married" is not a verb phrase:

    1a. How long has your sister been married?
    1b. How long has your sister had been married?

    Note also, "for" + [a number] years:

    I've had my bike for the past two years.

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    Default Re: The Presents Perfect vs. the Simple Present

    Oh Yeah!!! Those are my answers...the underlined words!!! In our homework, we have to fill in the missing words or phrases which are the underlined words. Thanks for the advice. But are the rest of them right?

    Sincerely,
    Faye

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    Default Re: The Presents Perfect vs. the Simple Present

    Again, we do not do homework assignments. Let's wait and see what your instructor has to say about your answers.

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    Okie!!! Thankz!!! I hope my answers will turn out right!!!

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