1, I wonder if there is any difference beteween (1) and (2).
(1), I have a cold.
(2), I have had a cold.
2, which is natural?
(1), Please excuse Mary from gym class today. She has a cold.
(2), Please excuse Mary from gym class today. She has had a cold.
Thank you in advance.
1- You still have a cold
2- You have recovered
With Mary, I see no real reason to excuse her if she has had a cold, unless she is still a bit weak, so the first sounds better.
Last edited by Tdol; 06-Jan-2005 at 02:17. Reason: typo