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    #1

    He had died or he has died

    Hi,

    I'm confusing with these words, please help me out

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    #2

    Re: He had died or he has died

    I see Mr. M gave you a good answer on English Forums. I completely agree with that answer.

    You need another action, also in the past, to use the past perfect: He had died. I tried to get help for my goldfish, but as we pulled into the parking lot at the vet's office, I realized he had died.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: He had died or he has died

    He has died has a connection to now and he had died has a connection to a time or event in the past.

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    Re: He had died or he has died

    Please don't ask a question in two forums at the same time, ninjutsu. It wastes the time of people who respond in one forum only to find that a satisfactory answer has already been given in another.

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    Re: He had died or he has died

    Also note that you are not "confusing with" these words. You are "confused about" these words.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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