I am in doubt
How should I write correctly:
- 1)"We have modified our plugin and uploaded its new version 2.0"
With one common "have" or with two?
- 2)"We have modified our plugin and have(?) uploaded its new version 2.0"
The same questions about, for example, other auxiliary verbs like "did", etc.
I searched internet, tried multiple spell checkers and it seems both variants are correct.
I would say, that repeating (duplicating) "have" is more ubiquitous both in (internet) texts and in (should I omit second "in" here?) grammar guides. It looks like "have" is repeated (duplicated) everywhere in similar sentences though I always thought that one common auxiliary verb "have" would have been sufficient.
I searched through many grammar guides and tutorials and could not find any explanations about this.
Where is it written?
Which guide/tutorial do you advise for correcting (technical) copywriting?
BTW, would not it be better to write:
instead of the 1) and 2) variants
- 3)"We have modified and have(?) uploaded new version 2.0 of our plugin"
Which of the forums are more suitable for this question?
Please fell free to correct any of the phrases in my post!
Last edited by vgv8; 21-Dec-2010 at 01:05. Reason: addtional question
As 5JJ says, both are okay, so your rule will be "which is clearer." If you have a long verb phrase, you may want to repeat the aux. verb to remind the reader which tense you're using. If nothing is gained by repeating it, leave it out.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.