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    Default sent and had send

    which sentence is correct


    I sent a mail to Ryan
    or
    I had send a mail to Ryan

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    Default Re: sent and had send

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranjyo View Post
    which sentence is correct


    I sent a mail to Ryan
    or
    I had send a mail to Ryan
    Why do you think that 'had send' would be right?

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    Default Re: sent and had send

    I dont know.

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    Default Re: sent and had send

    can you please help me. I am facing these kind of problems in my daily life.

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    Default Re: sent and had send

    'Had' in this usage goes with the past participle of the verb, in this case, 'to send' the past participle of which is 'sent', so 'I had sent a mail to Ryan' is correct, it is past perfect. However if you are going to use past perfect in this case you need to follow it with something, 'I had sent a mail to Ryan before I received yours.' for example.
    Otherwise use the simple past, 'I sent a mail to Ryan.'

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    Bhaisahab, can you please tell me the contraction in sentence. Because when I read a novel or a magazine I can see a lot of contractions in most of the sentences. Sometimes I can understand its meaning. sometimes I cannot understand the meaning. Is there any solution for knowing that part.

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    Can you give some examples?

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