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    have & have had

    Hello,

    Have is what I currently have, right?

    I have a dog.
    I have a cat.
    I have a car.

    Had is what I have in the past, but no longer have right?

    I had baby teeth.
    I had baby clothes.
    I had gone through pre-school.

    I am not sure about have had. It looks like current past. I wonder if you could explain it to me and give me as much examples as possible, so I don't just only use have and had.

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    Re: have & have had

    Have had- this is the bridge between the past and the present:
    I've had this car for two years = I bought it two years ago and still own it today.

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    Re: have & have had

    But What is the meaing of had here

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Have had- this is the bridge between the past and the present:
    I've had this car for two years = I bought it two years ago and still own it today.

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    Re: have & have had

    It is not 'had' alone, but 'have had' and it means that the ownership is both past and present.

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    Re: have & have had

    Thanks. I got it.

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