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    Past Perfect vs Present Perfect Tenses

    I had been working English tenses online when I encountered this fill in the blanks question.

    We HAVE HAD a car for ten years before it broke down (HAVE)

    According to site, right answer is "have had". Shouldn't it be "had had" ?



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    Re: Past Perfect vs Present Perfect Tenses

    Say:

    We had a car for ten years before it broke down.

    Use simple past tense there.

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    Re: Past Perfect vs Present Perfect Tenses

    You would definitely not use "have had" there. If you have had a car for ten years you still have it.

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    Re: Past Perfect vs Present Perfect Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by kayhanayk View Post


    According to the site, the right answer is "have had". Shouldn't it be "had had" ?


    You could say that, yes.

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