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    #1

    have had

    I am confused between the construct have had:

    it is unclear to me when to use have had versus had.

    I have had wonderful times during the last two years
    I had wonderful times during the last two years

    I have had studied english during the last two years
    I had studied english during the last two years..

    thank you for your help..

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    Re: have had

    Quote Originally Posted by hal24 View Post
    I am confused between the construct have had:

    it is unclear to me when to use have had versus had.

    I have had wonderful times during the last two years
    I had wonderful times during the last two years

    I have had studied english during the last two years
    I had studied english during the last two years..

    thank you for your help..
    In my opinion "I had studied english during the last two years" is impossible because Past Perfect is a dependent Tense and it's used only when one action precedes another.

    "I have had studied english during the last two years" is grammatically incorrect because you can't say "have had studied".

    Regarding all the rest sentences, let's wait for natives' comments. I suppose the first two are fine.

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