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    Having broken or breaking

    Denis says he didn't break your calculator. (denies)Denis denies having broken your calculator. Or denies breaking?In my opinion 'having broken' is correct because we have two different tenses - present (says) and past (didn't break) but I'm not sure if I'm right.

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    Re: Having broken or breaking

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    Denis says he didn't break your calculator. (denies)Denis denies having broken your calculator. Or denies breaking?In my opinion 'having broken' is correct because we have two different tenses - present (says) and past (didn't break) but I'm not sure if I'm right.
    They are both fine.

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