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  1. Newbie
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    Before you filled out the questionnaire, had you have any idea on phrasal verbs?

    Is the sentence "Before you filled out the questionnaire, had you have any idea on phrasal verbs?" correct?
    The issue is whether I can use 'had' in that sentence like that.
    I want to convey the idea that, whether you had an idea like that up until the point in time of filling out the questionnaire.
    If I had used 'did', as in 'did you have any idea...', the timing difference is not made explicit.
    So I wonder if it's an option to use 'had' there instead of the usual (I suspect, correct if I am wrong) 'did'.

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    Re: Before you filled out the questionnaire, had you have any idea on phrasal verbs?

    It should be "had you had" or "did you have".

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