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    Default have repitition

    1. Disease Cases have been detected in Saudi Arabia and Jordan and have spread to Germany, the UK and France.

    2. Disease
    Cases have been detected in Saudi Arabia and Jordan and spread to Germany, the UK and France.

    What is the difference in the meaning of the above sentences ? Is there any need of repeating "have" ?

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    Default Re: have repitition

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    1. Disease Cases have been detected in Saudi Arabia and Jordan and have spread to Germany, the UK and France.

    2. Disease
    Cases have been detected in Saudi Arabia and Jordan and spread to Germany, the UK and France.

    What is the difference in the meaning of the above sentences ? Is there any need of repeating "have" ?

    Thanks
    "Cases of the disease have been detected in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and it [the disease] has spread to ..."
    The cases in Saudi and Jordan have not spread elsewhere; the disease has.
    No, you couldn't leave out the second 'have' even in a good sentence.

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