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    #1

    to have

    Can any body explain me why "to have" has been used here in the following.

    He claimed to have distributed.....................

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    #2

    Re: to have

    Can any body explain me why "to have" has been used here in the following.
    He claimed to have distributed.....................
    The way you underlined 'have' and 'to' suggests to me you might be thinking of 'have' as the possessive verb to have (possess something).

    'Have' in this sentence is being used as a helping verb for the present perfect tense of 'distribute'.
    He claimed to have distributed.....................

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