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    Talking Had only oR only had?

    Hi,all

    I want to know why we can not say (( Had only )) instead of (( only had))

    in this sentence :

    When we first started working here three years ago, the company only had six employees

    Is there rule in this regard??

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    Re: Had only oR only had?

    Where or from what source did you learn that you could not use "had only"?

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    Re: Had only oR only had?

    To be honest , I was solve exercise on this link ENGLISH PAGE - Verb Tense Exercise 5

    when I wrote had only , it was not accepted by computer but when I wrote only had , it was accepted!!

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    Re: Had only oR only had?

    Is there some one explain to me?

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    Re: Had only oR only had?

    Quote Originally Posted by OPENED EYES View Post
    Is there some one explain to me?
    There is a very simple explanation. The exercise is wrong, "had only" is perfectly correct.

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