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    #1

    English not spoken here...

    Apparently, someone who I will claim not to know believes that there is an occasion where the two words "have went" can be used together.

    Can you help us put this silly question to bed?

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    Re: English not spoken here...

    Many English verbs have the same form in the simple past and as a past participle:

    I stopped at her house yesterday. (simple past)
    I have stopped at her house many times. (past perfect)

    The verb to go has different forms for the simple past and the past participle.

    I go to her house every day. (present)
    I went to her house yesterday. (simple past)
    I have gone to her house every day this year. (past perfect)

    The presence of the auxilliary verb have means that the sentence is in the perfect tense. The (past) perfect tense requires the past participle.

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    #3

    Re: English not spoken here...

    It might be a trick question:
    Did you have 'went' as the answer to question 3?

    That's about the only way I can think of doing it.


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    Re: English not spoken here...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It might be a trick question:
    Did you have 'went' as the answer to question 3?

    That's about the only way I can think of doing it.
    This is EXTREMELY clever, and will win points for the accused.

    Thank you so much for your creativity!

    For now, I have to went back to work.

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    #5

    Re: English not spoken here...

    I hope the accused is done gone went suffering.

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