Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    abdasad2000 is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    about the usage of have,

    i want to ask about how can we use having+verb-ed ,
    and when can we use this rule?




    many thanks,
    abdel

  2. #2
    engee30's Avatar
    engee30 is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Great Britain
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,819
    Post Thanks / Like

    Wink Re: about the usage of have,

    Quote Originally Posted by abdasad2000 View Post
    i want to ask about how can we use having+verb-ed ,
    and when can we use this rule?




    many thanks,
    abdel
    If you want to say that something happens before another thing happens, with the second situation usually being the result of the first situation, you can use this structure (also called perfect participle phrase):
    Having spent over two years in the jungle, Mr Brugge decided to return to his home country, Canada.
    Because Mr Brugge had spent over two years in the jungle... or Mr Brugge decided to return to his home country, Canada, after he had spent over two years in the jungle.

Similar Threads

  1. Article usage before the name of a company
    By Jayan.CJ in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Oct-2007, 06:35
  2. Re: Usage of certain very common words
    By Dinesh Boudh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2007, 22:23
  3. Equivalent words and usage of BE "bloody" in AE?
    By amigo in forum English Slang
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Jun-2005, 11:00
  4. usage and use
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-Apr-2004, 05:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •