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    what is it called when a sentence uses had had together

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    Good question!

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    I think it's called a stutter.

    http://www.opundo.com/sayagain.htm
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: had had

    Quote Originally Posted by erica
    what is it called when a sentence uses had had together
    He had had lunch before I got there!

    'had' + 'had lunch'

    'had' is the past perfect aspect and 'had lunch' is the verb phrase to have lunch.

    When the verb 'to have' is expressed in the past perfect, it looks like this,

    ...had had...

    The first 'had' is the prefect aspect and the second 'had' is the past tense form of the verb 'to have'.

    In short,

    had had

    had (perfect aspect) had (past tense verb)

    :D

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    I had had to stutter because I had had no other choice. :wink:

    I had done what I had had to do.

    What do you call the above sentences, Cas? Tdol?

    :wink:

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    Re: had had

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by erica
    what is it called when a sentence uses had had together
    He had had lunch before I got there!

    'had' + 'had lunch'

    'had' is the past perfect aspect and 'had lunch' is the verb phrase to have lunch.

    When the verb 'to have' is expressed in the past perfect, it looks like this,

    ...had had...

    The first 'had' is the prefect aspect and the second 'had' is the past tense form of the verb 'to have'.

    In short,

    had had

    had (perfect aspect) had (past tense verb)

    :D
    Thanks, Cas

    :D

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    I've been told that this sort of construction may be called epizeuxis.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Not convinced on thast score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    I've been told that this sort of construction may be called epizeuxis.
    You've been misinformed

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    That's what I meant, though my keyboard skills made me incomprehensible.

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