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    #1

    have had

    Hi there,

    Could someone explain the use of 'have had' with some example sentences. When do you exactly use it in sentences?

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    Re: have had

    It would link something past to the present:
    I've had a lot of trouble with my boss recently. (There might not be any trouble at the moment, but there may well be again- unfinished business)
    I've had this car for two years. (ownership- unifinished again)

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    #3

    Re: have had

    It's clear to me now, Thank you so much.

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    #4

    Re: have had

    The idea behind the present perfect is that it links past to present- it could be unfinished, or changeable or important now.

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