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    Question Have Is

    What is the "is" role sentence below? What is only "have" insufficient? Thanks in advance.


    "I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail."

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    Re: Have Is

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post


    "I guess if the only tool (that) you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail."
    Are you familiar with a relative clause?
    (It's technically a 'contact clause' in your sentence.)

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    Re: Have Is

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    What is only "have" insufficient?
    No it's not.The main verb is the verb to be. Have is part of the a the subject. Tsfujimino has got it sussed.

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    Re: Have Is

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    What Is only "have" insufficient?
    Note how your question should have looked in post #1. The answer is "Yes, it's insufficient" as explained in the last post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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