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    #1

    took or had?

    which is correct?

    1. i took/had my training last Feb 2007.

    2. i took/had the workshop(flight attendant workshop) last Feb. 2007.

    thanks!:)

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    #2

    Re: took or had?

    Quote Originally Posted by chum View Post
    which is correct?

    1. i took/had my training last Feb 2007.

    2. i took/had the workshop(flight attendant workshop) last Feb. 2007.

    thanks!:)
    It is better to say:

    undergo training
    attend/take a course

    I last underwent training in Feb 2007.
    I last attended a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007.

    You don't say 'last Feb 2007' because there is only one 'Feb 2007'.

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    #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    It is better to say:

    undergo training
    attend/take a course

    I last underwent training in Feb 2007.
    I last attended a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007.

    You don't say 'last Feb 2007' because there is only one 'Feb 2007'.

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    You can use ‘take’ which means the same as ‘undergo’ with reference to ‘training’, as:
    I took a similar training at another institution.
    Why do I have to take this training?

    Workshop is a type of seminar, discussion group, or the like, that emphasizes exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques, skills, etc where you have to take an active part. So the more appropriate verb for taking part in a workshop is ‘to participate’

    I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007. (Use past perfect for better clarity)

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    #4

    Re: took or had?

    In British English, we would generally not use 'a' with training alone and would say something like 'I did my training' or 'I took a training course'.

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    #5

    Re: took or had?

    I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007.

    Sarat
    Why past perfect? Shouldn't the sentence be in the simple past tense when the time is stated?

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    #6

    Re: took or had?

    thanks to all who replied.:) I really appreciate it.


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    Re: took or had?

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    Perhaps its a British colloquialism, or perhaps even more local than that, but the verb 'take' can be used with 'workshop' or something similar - class, seminar etc - to mean 'lead', that is, be the person who 'teaches' the material. So:

    'I took a training course last February' to me could mean either you led it, or you participated in it. For this reason, I'd use one of the more specific verbs as other have suggested - attend, undertake, do etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007.

    Sarat
    Why past perfect? Shouldn't the sentence be in the simple past tense when the time is stated?
    Yes, you can use both. It is a matter of choice.

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    #9

    Re: took or had?

    sarat

    I had last participated in a flight attendant workshop in Feb 2007. (Use past perfect for better clarity)
    The past perfect tense is used to express 'action in the past before another action in the past.' How could it be used in the context?

    The sentence would mean the person participated in the workshop before Feb 2007 which is not what writer means to say.

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    #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    sarat



    The past perfect tense is used to express 'action in the past before another action in the past.' How could it be used in the context?

    The sentence would mean the person participated in the workshop before Feb 2007 which is not what writer means to say.
    You can use past perfect for expressing an action or event occurred in the distant past.

    Here ‘last’ (=latest)is used as adverb to modify the verb ‘participated ‘, which means the participation in Feb’07 was the latest.. It can not mean before Feb.07 without use of the preposition ‘before’.

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