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    had/have had three cups of tea this morning

    ________ three cups of tea this morning but I think I'm going to have a coffee after my lunch.
    A I had
    B I was having
    C I've had
    D I've been having
    The key answer is C. I understand it implies that it's still morning. But the sentence says that I'm no longer going to have a coffee before lunch. So, may not I use "A"?
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    #2

    Re: had/have had three cups of tea this morning

    I would accept A or C.

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    #3

    Re: had/have had three cups of tea this morning

    A or C would also be acceptable in AmE.

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    Re: had/have had three cups of tea this morning

    The present perfect works better for me, but, like Rover, the past works too.

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