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    Very confused

    I am having trouble with past present sentenses.

    For example "He got into a car accident, now he have to tell his mom about it" and "He got into a car accident, now he has to tell his mom about it"

    Which one is correct?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Very confused

    Quote Originally Posted by Mizuhara View Post
    I am having trouble with past present sentenses.

    For example "He got into a car accident, now he have to tell his mom about it" and "He got into a car accident, now he has to tell his mom about it"

    Which one is correct?

    Thank you.
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    Hello, Mizuhara.

    (1) May I suggest:

    He had a car accident, and now he has to tell his mom.

    *****

    (a) You have two sentences:

    He had a car accident. (past tense)

    Now he has to tell his mom. (present tense)

    (b) You used the conjunction and to connect the two sentences and

    make them into one sentence.

    (c) As you know, it is better to say he/she/it has when we make a

    statement:

    He has a car.

    She has a computer.

    It (the restaurant) has good food.

    Thank you

    P. S. As you know, in questions and the negative, you do not use s:

    Does he have a car? He doesn't have a car.

    Does she have a computer? She doesn't have a computer.

    Does it have good food? It doesn't have good food.

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    Re: Very confused

    What about: "Has she a car?" "Yes, she has".
    "Has he a car?" "No, he hasn't".

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    Re: Very confused

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What about: "Has she a car?" "Yes, she has".
    "Has he a car?" "No, he hasn't".
    Quite right, sir!!! I was thinking of how most Americans speak.

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