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    #1

    Has or Had?

    ...to check if anybody had posted
    or
    ... to check if anybody has posted

    Which one is grammatically correct?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Has or Had?

    It depends on the context.

    We need at least a full sentence to decide.

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    #3

    Re: Has or Had?

    Quote Originally Posted by randy121294 View Post
    ...to check if anybody had posted
    "You need some other act in the past to use the past perfect."── quoted from Barb_D in this post.

    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Has or Had?

    Quote Originally Posted by randy121294 View Post
    Which one is grammatically correct?
    Both are grammatically correct - it depends on what is there to complete the sentences:

    I am going downstairs to check if anyone has posted the letter.
    I went downstairs to check if anyone had posted the letter.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jun-2014 at 14:38. Reason: typo

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