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    have had the honour


    The owner of a liquor store says to a customer:

    Ever since the end of the old smuggling days we have had the honour to wait upon his family.

    --- Does it mean they still wait upon his family or not any more?

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    Re: have had the honour

    I would think they continue to serve.

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