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    #141
    I don't think i would have got sniped. :D
    I don't think i would have get sniped. :(

    I don't think I would have gotten sniped.
    ==> Present Perfect have gotten; note, in North American English "gotten" is usually reduced to "got". That is, the -ten part is often left out.

    I don't think i will get sniped. :D
    I don't think i would got sniped. :(
    => Present Perfect have gotten.

    I don't thin I would have got(ten) sniped. :D :D

    Capitalize "i", always. 8)
    What does "sniped" mean?


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    #142
    What does "sniped" mean? [/quote]

    It is a word that I use for this game. :)

    thanks

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    #143
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What does "sniped" mean?
    It is a word that I use for this game. :)

    thanks[/quote]

    Well done. :D


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    #144
    "It feels so good to have your teeth brush." <--incorrect? why?
    "It feels so good to have your teeth brushed." <--correct? why? Does "have" add "ed" to "brushed"?

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    #145
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "It feels so good to have your teeth brush." <--incorrect? why?
    "It feels so good to have your teeth brushed." <--correct? why? Does "have" add "ed" to "brushed"?
    It feels so good to have your teeth brushed.
    The underlined portion functions as the object of 'to have'. That is,
    your teeth are brushed is another way of saying 'your teeth brushed' (participle modifying 'your teeth')

    It feels so good to have someone brush your teeth.
    'someone = subject, 'brush' = verb, 'your teeth' = object

    It feels so good to have your teeth brushed by someone.
    'your teeth' = semantic object, 'brushed' = participle, 'by someone' = semantic subject

    All the best, :D


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    #146

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    It feels so good to have someone brush your teeth.
    'someone = subject, 'brush' = verb, 'your teeth' = object
    1. It feels so good to have someone brush(es) your teeth. (How come this is incorrect with -es added to 'brush'?)
    And this is correct?
    2. Someone brushes your teeth?

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    Re: has or had

    'brushes' is not the main verb in 1., so it shouldn't carry tense.

    1. *It feels so good to have someone brush(es)your teeth.
    2. Someone brushes your teeth?

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