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    stressin Guest

    verb form tester

    Hi,

    We have learned to identify -ed (past tense) form verbs by using a verb in the sentence "Yesterday I ______" and -en (past participle) by using "I have _____"

    However, I have come up with a problem identifying the reason as to why the past participle of have is has, when if used in the sentence "I have ____" sounds better as "I have had" rather than "I have has"

    Could someone explain this to me please and also suggest if there is a better way to identify past tense and past participles.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: verb form tester

    Quote Originally Posted by stressin
    Hi,

    We have learned to identify -ed (past tense) form verbs by using a verb in the sentence "Yesterday I ______" and -en (past participle) by using "I have _____"

    However, I have come up with a problem identifying the reason as to why the past participle of have is has, when if used in the sentence "I have ____" sounds better as "I have had" rather than "I have has"

    Could someone explain this to me please and also suggest if there is a better way to identify past tense and past participles.

    Thanks in advance
    Hi stressin,

    you only use the past participle in the present perfect, past perfect:

    I have written . to write - wrote - written present perfect

    I had gone. to go - went - gone past perfect

    If you need a list of irregular verbs go to

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33


    The form of "to have":

    to have (has for he, she it) - had - had
    to write - wrote - written
    to go - went - gone

    Infinitive - Simple Past - Past Participle

    Could I help you ? :wink:

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    stressin Guest
    Hey thanks! yeah I also had the modal mixed up as a verb DOH!

    Thanks Ulli!

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    You're welcome, stressin, glad I could help you :wink: :D

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