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    have or did

    Hi,

    To me the second of these two sentences sounds correct:

    "younger children attend pre-school more often today than their parents have when they were young" or
    "younger children attend pre-school more often today than their parents did when they were young"

    Appreciate any comments.
    Thanks

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    Re: have or did

    The second one would be correct if it started with a capital letter and ended with a full stop. The first one would not.

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    Re: have or did

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The second one would be correct if it started with a capital letter and ended with a full stop. The first one would not.
    Yes, thanks for your help and sorry about the lacking context. The statement is part of a longer sentence with different clauses, which I did not find it necessary to include.

    Thanks again!

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