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    had

    I don't think she even gave him a present, so we wrapped up one of our selection boxes from Christmas Day to give him with the bar of nougat we already had.

    What's the exact meaning of "had" here? Please.

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    Re: had

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I don't think she even gave him a present, so we wrapped up one of our selection boxes from Christmas Day to give him with the bar of nougat we already had.

    What's the exact meaning of "had" here? Please.
    It's the basic meaning of the verb - own, possess.

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