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which is the correct usage of these words?
have you began your report?
have you begun your report?
See: ToBegin- Irregular Verb Definition - UsingEnglish.com and Present Perfect - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com. They should be of some help.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
Last edited by 5jj; 13-Aug-2013 at 17:27.
As we have already said "Have you begun your report?" is the correct construction. However, at the moment, none of the sentences in your post are correct. Remember the following rules of written English:
- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise the word "I".
If you click the "Edit Post" button on your first post, you can change the first letter of each of your sentences into a capital letter. Then click Save.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
In term of word use, i suggest that you check your choice of word use in a collocation dictionary. The verb that go with the noun "report" in your situation should be" file , launch, do, prepare, type , write and compile"
In term of grammar , the first sentence is grammatically incorrect. This tense is the present perfect so "began" must change to "begun". The rule is Subj + have/has + past participle + ...