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    Default Since last year, we have had to live in this house.

    "Since last year, we have had to live in this house." Or is it "Since last year, we have/had to live in this house."?

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    Default Re: Since last year, we have had to live in this house.

    Quote Originally Posted by birgit33 View Post
    "Since last year, we have had to live in this house." Or is it "Since last year, we have/had to live in this house."?
    The first is correct. Since last year, we have had to live in this house. The "have had" suggests obligation, not just a statement of fact. We had no choice but to live in this house.

    Since last year, we have lived in this house = We have lived in this house since last year. There is no suggestion of obligation or lack of choice.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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