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    Post I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed

    Hi,
    I'm beginner of english learning language...
    can any one help me to understand which tense this sentence is used of making " I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed". Thanks!

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    Re: I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed

    Quote Originally Posted by nleng View Post
    " I have a mole on my nose. I want to have it removed".
    Which of the three verbs are you confused about, with regard to the tense?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed

    Both corrected sentences are present tense.

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    Re: I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed

    I am a Non-NEST (non-native English-speaking teacher)

    I think your question is about the structure to have something done. It's a variety of passive. It's not about tenses, it's about structures. When you have something done you don't do it yourself, but take it to some service for them to do it for you.

    If you say I want to remove it, this will mean you want to remove it yourself.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Post Re: I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Which of the three verbs are you confused about, with regard to the tense?
    Hi emsr2d2,
    Thank you so much for your prompt reply. I wanted to know about the tense as it's saying "I want to have it removed". What I could understand is that it's in present tense because the verb's first form used to forming this tense but just "to have it removed" this sentence seems difficult.

    Thanks!

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    Re: I have a mole on my nose I want to have it removed

    Hi englishhobby,
    I really appreciate the way you explained it, now I can understand the basic structure of this sentence.

    Thanks!

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