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    I have problems using the right tense

    Hi
    I have problems using the right tense, specially when it comes to using have and have had. Can you help, please.
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    Tahani

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    Re: I have problems using the right tense

    Quote Originally Posted by fromtahani View Post
    I have problems using the right tense, specially when it comes to using "have" and "have had". Can you help, please.?
    Can you give us examples of sentences that have causes you problems?

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    Re: I have problems using the right tense

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I have gray hair now.
    I have had gray hair for 20 years. (It became gray 20 years ago, and it is still gray now.)

    (2) I have a headache now.
    I have had a headache for one hour. (It started one hour ago, and I still have it.)

    (3) The United Kingdom has a queen who is "a model of propriety and duty," says Time magazine.
    The United Kingdom has had its current queen since 1952.

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