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    unusual structure

    hi to everybody.
    i met an unusual structure whitch i dont undrestand it.
    "he having used it in variouse classes".
    "having used"?????
    thanks.

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    Re: unusual structure

    Quote Originally Posted by aaraad View Post
    hi to everybody.
    i met an unusual structure whitch i dont undrestand it.
    "he having used it in variouse classes".
    "having used"?????
    thanks.
    unusual structure

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    hi to everybody.
    i met an unusual structure whitch i dont undrestand it.
    "he having used it in variouse classes".
    "having used"?????
    thanks.

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    Re: unusual structure

    but Present Perfect Continuous structure is diffrent from my question,
    plz tell me more.


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    Re: unusual structure

    Quote Originally Posted by aaraad View Post
    but Present Perfect Continuous structure is diffrent from my question,
    plz tell me more.
    English Grammar - Perfect Participles - Learn English


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    Re: unusual structure

    I believe your question is about the meaning of having used. Essentially it is in a different tense. The above posters have noted specifically which tense.

    If you are looking for meaning, try to change the sentence into a structure/tense you are more familiar with (becareful because there are differences in meaning when different tenses are introduced). For example, He used it in different classes.
    Last edited by rws_killer5; 09-Dec-2009 at 02:07.

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    #6

    Re: unusual structure

    Quote Originally Posted by aaraad View Post
    hi to everybody.
    i met an unusual structure whitch i dont undrestand it.
    "he having used it in variouse classes".
    "having used"?????
    thanks.
    Do you mean: "He, having used it in various classes, ..."?

    He, having used the book in various classes, decided it was the best book available.


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    Re: unusual structure

    Quote Originally Posted by aaraad View Post
    hi to everybody.
    i met an unusual structure whitch i dont undrestand it.
    "he having used it in variouse classes".
    "having used"?????
    thanks.
    Hi!

    I'm not a teacher!

    I'm a little bit puzzled with the sentence "he having used it in variouse classes". I've not seen such a construction; I'd rather expect it to be like that: "Having used this method in various classes, he found it easy to explain it. As I understand, the use of the perfect participle "having used" needs the follow-up clause, e.g. " he found it easy...".

    What is strange to me is the use of the past participle "having used" immediately after the subject "he".

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