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    Re: I have bought a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Regarding this point, only #3 is ungrammatical (this morning, not *today morning).

    The others are all structurally possible but to a greater or lesser degree unnatural. In fact the present perfect is not really needed here at all.
    You can say that again.

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    #22

    Re: I have bought a car.

    Originally Posted by philo2009
    Regarding this point, only #3 is ungrammatical (this morning, not *today morning).

    The others are all structurally possible but to a greater or lesser degree unnatural. In fact the present perfect is not really needed here at all.



    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    You can say that again.
    Agreed!

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    #23

    Re: I have bought a car.

    Well, we all seem to be in agreement!


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    #24

    Re: I have bought a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    ...
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IvanV
    Disputable.
    Not at all disputable...
    It seems to me that this is a very good example of the meaning of the word 'disputable'.

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    #25

    Re: I have bought a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobk View Post
    it seems to me that this is a very good example of the meaning of the word 'disputable'.

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    Last edited by BobK; 01-Feb-2009 at 19:58. Reason: Typo

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    #26

    Re: I have bought a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It seems to me that this is a very good example of the meaning of the word 'disputable'.

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    Yes, the points raised in the original question were disputable, but the redundancy of 'got' was, in that context, not at all disputable.


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    #27

    Re: I have bought a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It seems to me that this is a very good example of the meaning of the word 'disputable'.

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    Multi-Quote gave me a bit of a hard time, and it's not the whole post.

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