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  1. B45
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    I was telling my friend about my day at work: I was looking for a working printer at

    I was telling my friend about my day at work:

    I was looking for a working printer at the office all day. I went to the top floor and they didn't have one but then I remembered that the third floor had/has one. So, as I was making my way to the elevator I realized that I didn't have the document on me so I had to go back to my office to get the document. And then I had to go to the third floor because as you know they had/have the working printer.

    Are both okay in this situation?

    Is have a verb in this situation?

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    Re: I was telling my friend about my day at work: I was looking for a working printe

    I'd use "has" and "have". Do you know another description of the word "have", except a verb?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was telling my friend about my day at work: I was looking for a working printe

    I don't believe so. I guess it's gotta be a verb then.

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    Re: I was telling my friend about my day at work: I was looking for a working printe

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I don't believe so. I guess it's gotta be a verb then.
    Batman, you've been on the forum long enough to know that we discourage the use of non-standard English like "gotta".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. B45
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    Re: I was telling my friend about my day at work: I was looking for a working printe

    My careless mistake.

    I don't believe so. I guess it's got to be a verb then.

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    Re: I was telling my friend about my day at work: I was looking for a working printe

    As an aside, if you needed the document, you needed a copier, not a printer. These days, many times the machine performs both functions, though.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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