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    #1

    have seen/had seen/saw

    Dear teachers,

    Could I use "have seen" or "had seen" in the sentence below? Could you explain why? Thank you.

    On another note, I am wondering if it makes any difference if I say "....that the companies caught up......." Would it be correct if I add "the" in front of company?

    "The study found that companies caught up in mere accounting scandals saw their shares drop by an average of 8.8% over the six months on either side of the incident."

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: have seen/had seen/saw

    I'm neither a native nor a teacher, but I think you should use "have seen" in this case...but let's wait for a teacher's explanation...

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    #3

    Re: have seen/had seen/saw

    All three are possible.
    "the" is fine.

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