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    #1

    Have had on?

    In a speech last Tuesday, the city's pro-Beijing leader C.Y. Leung announced that his government would examine restricting mainland visitors, acknowledging the pressure the crowds have had on the everyday lives of Hong Kong residents.

    Have had on=?

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    #2

    Re: Have had on?

    "Have had" = present perfect of "to have"
    "on" = preposition which relates to "pressure".

    The crowds have a pressure on the everyday lives of ...
    The crowds had a pressure on the everyday lives of ...
    The crowds have had a pressure on the everyday lives of ...

    I acknowledge the pressure the crowds have on the everyday lives of ...
    I acknowledge the pressure the crowds had on the everyday lives of ...
    I acknowledge the pressure the crowds have had on the everyday lives of ...
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Mar-2015 at 19:22. Reason: an pressure -> a pressure
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    #3

    Re: Have had on?

    It might be easier for the OP to understand if 'which' was added after 'the pressure' in the OP's sentence.

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    #4

    Re: Have had on?

    I don't see how the addition of "which" can help the OP with "have had to". That was the question.

    Note to OP: I apologise for any confusion I caused by replacing the word "pressure" with the word "effects" in all my examples in post #2. I wrote post #2 without being able to refer back to post #1 and I misremembered the word. I have corrected it.
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    #5

    Re: Have had on?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't see how the addition of "which" can help the OP with "have had to". That was the question.
    If the relative pronoun had been there, perhaps the OP could have realised that 'have had on' refers to 'have had pressure on', which is easy to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    an pressure
    You forgot to delete the article after changing 'effect' to 'pressure'.

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    #6

    Re: Have had on?

    I would use have put/placed on instead of have had on: The crowds have put pressure on the everyday lives of Hong Kong residents.

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    #7

    Re: Have had on?

    So would I. As was pointed out, I forgot to change the rest of the sentence when I removed "effects" and changed it to "pressure".
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