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  1. Over the top's Avatar
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    #1

    have they had or did they have

    Which one is correct
    Have they had/Did they have a car when they were living in London?
    and why?
    Thanks

  2. euncu's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: have they had or did they have

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    From "they were", it'd be correct to say that they are not living in London anymore. So, since you are asking about a finished period of time, it should be "Did they..."

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