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    "Also, we would like to thank you most sincerely for all the kind assistance as well as the customers you have brought to us during the course of our partnership."

    Is this grammatical? Should I use had or have? And what's the reason?



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    Default Re: had or have

    If the partnership has ended, then it's just 'brought' - the bringing was in the past. If the partnership has continued to the moment of speaking, then it's 'has have brought'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 21-Dec-2012 at 08:01. Reason: blunder corrected
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    Default Re: had or have

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If the partnership has ended, then it's just 'brought' - the bringing was in the past. If the partnership has continued to the moment of speaking, then it's 'has brought'.
    "... all the customers you has brought ...", 5jj? Are you sure?
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    Default Re: had or have

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "... all the customers you has brought ...", 5jj? Are you sure?

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