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    having found ? what tense?

    I read this sentence on an article. Is this correct? What tense is "having found" and can you give examples. Thank you.

    I am happy for having found that really close friend, whom i can trust.

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    Re: having found ? what tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    I read this sentence on an article. Is this correct? What tense is "having found" and can you give examples. Thank you.

    I am happy for having found that really close friend, whom i can trust.

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    (1) One of my favorite books says this:


    The perfect participle, active voice, is made by the auxiliary having plus the

    past participle -- having seen.

    Having studied hard, I shall have no fear of tomorrow's test.


    Source: A Grammar of Present-Day English by Professors Pence and Emery.


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    Re: having found ? what tense?

    Mind you, the sentence doesn't work for me. I would say something like this:

    I am happy to have found that really close friend who/whom I can trust.

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    Re: having found ? what tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    I read this sentence on an article. Is this correct? What tense is "having found" and can you give examples. Thank you.

    I am happy for having found that really close friend, whom i can trust.
    The sentence doesn't work for me either. I would use either:

    I am happy to have found that really close friend, who(m) I can trust.
    or
    Having found that really close friend who(m) I can trust, I am happy.

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    Re: having found ? what tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The sentence doesn't work for me either. I would use either:

    I am happy to have found that really close friend, who(m) I can trust.
    or
    Having found that really close friend who(m) I can trust, I am happy.
    I would happily use the first, but I can't imagine using the second.

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