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    #1

    Have enjoyed OR enjoyed

    I would like to know which of the below mentioned sentences are GRAMMATICALLY correct,

    1. Hope you have enjoyed last weekend with your family.
    2. Hope you enjoyed last weekend with your family.

    It would be great if I can get to know the difference also! :)

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    Surya

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    #2

    Re: Have enjoyed OR enjoyed

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    "Hope you have enjoyed your last weekend with your family."
    Same thing for the second sentence. Also, technically, there should be some sort of subject at the beginning of the sentence (i.e. I, they, we, he, John, Mary, etc.). However, it sometimes gets omitted in regular speech. In this case, the person you're speaking to would know that it is you who's doing the hoping.

    Other than that, they're both fine. There's no semantic difference between the two.

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    Re: Have enjoyed OR enjoyed

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    (1) I may easily be wrong, but I detect a difference that has to do with timing. You have not given us the

    context. That is, who was speaking to whom, and when did this conversation take place?

    (2) Consider:

    (a) "Hope that you have enjoyed this weekend with us." You might say this to your guests as they prepare

    to leave your home.

    (b) "Hope that you enjoyed that weekend with us." You might say this to your guests when speaking with

    them on the phone a few weeks later.

    (3) I most respectfully and humbly disagree with SlickVic's advice to add "your." I feel that some people would

    interpret "your last weekend with your family" as meaning that it was the last time that you would ever spend

    a weekend with your family.

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    Re: Have enjoyed OR enjoyed

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    (3) That was actually how I interpreted it when I read this. I don't know why I got stuck on that track, but I apologize.

    Also, now that I'm thinking about it in that light, the pluperfect doesn't sound right in that first sentence.
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 06-Mar-2012 at 17:14.

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