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  1. B45
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    "Oh my goodness, I totally forgot I had/have to sign the paper work."

    Talking to my boss on the phone who called me to remind me about something. I say:

    "Oh my goodness, I totally forgot I had/have to sign the paper work."

    Which one should it be if the paper still has to be signed? Had or have?

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    Re: "Oh my goodness, I totally forgot I had/have to sign the paper work."

    If the paperwork should have already been signed, I would use "had'.

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    Re: "Oh my goodness, I totally forgot I had/have to sign the paper work."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If the paperwork should have already been signed, I would use "had'.
    But, I can still sign it now, because there isn't a deadline. Nevertheless, he requested for me to sign it at 9am and I forgot so he called me at 930am.

    Would you still use had or would have be acceptable as well?

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    Re: "Oh my goodness, I totally forgot I had/have to sign the paper work."

    Either one would work for me.

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    Re: "Oh my goodness, I totally forgot I had/have to sign the paper work."

    Being that it was only 30 minutes, "have" would work as well.

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