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    Have,had or have had...!!

    Hi, my pleasure... !!
    to share my ideas and be benefits with the other people here in this forum..

    actually I'm student here in the USA and many times I think how and when I could use

    1. Have,Has been in sentences that be useful..
    Exp: your Application has been sent.((I believe that's correct form of sentences)) but it's been like this..
    why we shouldn't use ... your Application had been sent

    2.Have had....
    this form of the sentences I have bad experience with .... I could even use a sentences with ...

    Thank you


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    #2

    Re: Have,had or have had...!!

    Hi,

    'Your application has been sent' when you talk about the action at the present time.

    However, 'Your application had been sent' when you talk about this action in past. So you have two actions in the past. the former one is in the past perfect.

    Regards,

    Abdullah


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    Re: Have,had or have had...!!

    thank you, Abdullah

    but my Q. :" I could say though .... your application sent"

    what is the differences?
    between >>> my previous sentences and the new....which are

    your application sent

    and

    your application had been sent

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    #4

    Re: Have,had or have had...!!

    I'm not entirely sure what sentence you are trying to say, but here is my pennies worth....

    Have you sent your application?
    Yes, I have sent it.
    (present perfect, used in this case to show that you did something at an unspecified time in the past).

    lets imagine you receive a phone call from the receiver of your application.

    Hello Mr. ........., you had sent your application to our (companies) old address, that is why it took so long for me to call you.
    (past perfect, used to show that one action happened before another one in the past)


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    Re: Have,had or have had...!!

    thank you Mr.indonesia

    I got that but for the rest of the people and for these who answered my subject

    Is the same if I said

    I got call.. I've gotten call

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    Re: Have,had or have had...!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taha al7arbi View Post
    thank you Mr.indonesia

    I got that but for the rest of the people and for these who answered my subject

    Is the same if I said

    I got call.. I've gotten call
    'gotten' is a word that I personally don't use. I believe it is probably more often used in American English (though we would need an American to verify that for us).
    It is however possible to say, 'I have got to make a call'. OR 'I have got to take a call.'

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    Re: Have,had or have had...!!

    Quote Originally Posted by indonesia View Post
    'gotten' is a word that I personally don't use. I believe it is probably more often used in American English (though we would need an American to verify that for us).
    It is however possible to say, 'I have got to make a call'. OR 'I have got to take a call.'
    In AmE and in the BrE of the 17th century "gotten" is the past participle of the verb "to get".

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