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    The teacher asked him to explain why had he been absent for such a long time.

    The teacher asked him to explain why had he been absent for such a long time.

    Should it be he had instead? Thanks.

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    Re: The teacher asked him to explain why had he been absent for such a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The teacher asked him to explain why had he been absent for such a long time.

    Should it be he had instead? Thanks.
    You are right. It should be "... to explain why he had been absent ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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