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    #1

    He had cut his hair short.

    Which is correct and more common? I've mostly heard of 2, not 1, but I found 1 in a grammar book written by a Korean, so I suspect it's wrong.

    1. He had cut his hair short.
    2. He had his hair cut short.

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    #2

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    I've also heard (2) more than (1) but (1) might sometimes appear in different places.

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    #3

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    #1 is correct if he cut it himself.

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    #4

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    I'd say they both are correct, but the first one gives the idea he cut his own hair, while the second sentence implies that someone else cut his hair.
    Not a teacher tough!

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    #5

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seve14 View Post
    Not a teacher tough!
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    #6

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    ... written by a Korean, so I suspect it's wrong.
    Do I detect a bit of self loathing here?

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    #7

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    I would not put much trust in English dictionaries and grammar books written by my compatriots either, but it has nothing to do with self loathing.

    Not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    Is this called self-loathing or inferiority complex?

    not a teacher

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    #9

    Re: He had cut his hair short.

    It's not self-loathing. I was just trying to point out it was written by a non-native speaker. Any sentence of a foreign language written by a non-native speaker would be more likely to be incorrect than by a native speaker.

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