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    Have usage

    I was wondering which one is correct

    Have you watch this movie beofre?
    Have you watched this movie before?

    Both sounds OK to me :P
    Thank you in advance :)

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    Re: Have usage

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkie View Post
    I was wondering which one is correct

    Have you watch this movie beofre? No.
    Have you watched this movie before? Yes.

    Both sounds OK to me :P
    Thank you in advance :)
    The present perfect of "to watch" is "have watched" - there is no such verb construction as "have watch".

    The correct reply could only be "Yes, I have watched this movie before" (I'm sure you realise you would never say "I have watch..."), or "No, I haven't watched this movie before", therefore the interrogative has to be "Have you watched...?"

    As a side note, personally I would always ask "Have you seen this movie before?", not "watched".


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    Re: Have usage

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The present perfect of "to watch" is "have watched" - there is no such verb construction as "have watch".

    The correct reply could only be "Yes, I have watched this movie before" (I'm sure you realise you would never say "I have watch..."), or "No, I haven't watched this movie before", therefore the interrogative has to be "Have you watched...?"

    As a side note, personally I would always ask "Have you seen this movie before?", not "watched".
    Wow,thank you very much :)

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