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    #1

    After the fun and games we've had/we had ...

    I would really appreciate it if someone can give their opinions on these 2 sentences. Which one is better written and grammatically correct?

    'After the fun and games we’ve had during the Christmas party, here at ----, the excitement continues....'

    'After all the fun and games we had at the Christmas party, here at ----, the excitement continues....'





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    #2

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    Please correct the information in your profile.

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    #3

    Re: Help

    Ok.... Profile amended. Is it possible to give your opinion on these sentences, however badly written they are.
    Thanks in advance

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    #4

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    I would say both are grammatical. But I would not use the perfect tense since it is clear enough using the past tense.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

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    I agree with Ted.

    The four dot elision suggests that the sentence is ended, in which case I see no reason why you didn't use a full stop (period). If there is more to come, three dots would be correct, and what follows may affect the tense of the verb you are querying.

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    #6

    Re: Help

    Thanks for the feedback and advice.

    I actually wrote 'After all the fun and games we had at the Christmas party, here at ####, the excitement continues as #### and #### celebrate their 4th birthday. Happy Birthday twins!'. When I gave it to a colleague to proof read he immediately corrected it and claimed past perfect would be better.

    I should've stuck to my guns.

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    #7

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    Two things.

    1. You are right that you had it right the first time.

    2. The word "proofread" is (as all proofreaders know) one word.

    Also, three dots in succession indicating an omission is called an "ellipsis". See: www.dictionary.com Also, there is a Wikipedia article about it.

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    Tarheel, did you just provide a link?! That's the first shock of 2017.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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