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    Tense

    He had send it in Past.
    He had sent it in past.

    Which is correct grammatically

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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajeshwari Bapat View Post
    He had send it in Past.
    He had sent it in past.

    Which is correct grammatically
    Neither one is correct. "He had sent it" is possible.

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    Re: Tense

    Or did you perhaps mean "He sent/had sent it in the post"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Tense

    Thanks for reply.

    I just wanted to check which is correct grammatically had send or had sent.

    "In past" need not write as the "had+verb Past Participle" will itself says that it is an act in Past.

    Am I correct?

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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajeshwari Bapat View Post
    Thanks for reply.

    I just wanted to check which is correct grammatically had send or had sent.

    "In past" need not write as the "had+verb Past Participle will it self says that it an act in Past.

    Am I correct?
    If you are simply looking for the past perfect of "to send", then "had sent" is correct.

    Present simple: He sends it.
    Past simple: He sent it.
    Present perfect: He has sent it.
    Past perfect: He had sent it.

    The last two are "past tenses" so you know from the words that the action took place in the past. It is not necessary to say "in the past" in the sentence.
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    Re: Tense

    Thanks sir,

    I just wanted to check which is correct grammatically, had send or had sent.

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    Re: Tense

    Thanks for quick reply.

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    Re: Tense

    With compound verbs in the perfect (present perfect, past perfect) in their simple forms a past participle must follow the auxiliary "have".
    In this case sent is the past participle.
    Please note that "he had sent it" would relate to an action that took place before another action in the past:

    e.g: When I asked John to take the parcel to the London office he told me that he had sent it the day before.

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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajeshwari Bapat View Post
    Thanks sir,

    I just wanted to check which is correct grammatically, had send or had sent.
    Now you have your answer. Please note that it is inappropriate to address everyone on the site as "Sir". Many of us are female.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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