Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: has/have

  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 21
    #1

    has/have

    Hello, there I'm new here. I want to know the difference between these sentences

    A: I wanted to thank you

    B:I HAVE wanted to thank you


    C: She already warned me not to do that

    D: She HAS already warned me not to do that

    May I know what difference would there be if I put has/have in the following sentences

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 47,916
    #2

    Re: has/have

    Quote Originally Posted by soundtrack12 View Post
    Hello (no comma here) there, I'm new here. I want to know the difference between these sentences.

    A: I wanted to thank you.

    B:I HAVE wanted to thank you.


    C: She already warned me not to do that.

    D: She HAS already warned me not to do that.

    May I know what difference would there be if I put has/have in the following sentences. (There are no "following sentences" - that refers to sentences that come after the words "following sentences".)
    The difference between C and D is simply the tense.
    Sentence A is correct.
    Sentence B needs something after "thank you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 21
    #3

    Re: has/have

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The difference between C and D is simply the tense.
    Sentence A is correct.
    Sentence B needs something after "thank you".
    Something after " Thank you "? like what?

  4. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 21
    #4

    Re: has/have

    Sorry for double posting, but I wanna make sure.

    you say that it's simply the tense. So is C in the past tense and D is in the present?

  5. Piscean's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 13,696
    #5

    Re: has/have

    A: I wanted to thank you- past simple.

    B:I HAVE wanted to thank you - present perfect


    C: She already warned me not to do that - past simple

    D: She HAS already warned me not to do that - present perfect
    Last edited by teechar; 30-Mar-2017 at 12:02.

  6. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 21
    #6

    Re: has/have

    Thanks a lot. It's crystal clear to me now!

  7. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 47,916
    #7

    Re: has/have

    Quote Originally Posted by soundtrack12 View Post
    Something after "Thank you"? Like what?
    See above. Don't put a space after opening quotation marks or before closing them.

    You need something like "I have wanted to thank you for a long time but this is the first time I've had the opportunity to do so".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  8. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel

    • Join Date: Mar 2017
    • Posts: 21
    #8

    Re: has/have

    I see, thanks alot. I wanna ask another thing that's been bothering me. What is the difference in the following sentences

    "That hasn't changed since he was little"
    "That didn't change since he was little"

    What is the difference in these?
    Last edited by soundtrack12; 30-Mar-2017 at 13:39.

  9. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 47,916
    #9

    Re: has/have

    Quote Originally Posted by soundtrack12 View Post
    I see, thanks alot a lot. I wanna want to ask about another thing that's been bothering me. What is the difference in between the following sentences?

    "That hasn't changed since he was little."
    "That didn't change since he was little."

    What is the difference in between these?
    The main difference is that the first is grammatical and the second is not. The past simple doesn't work with "since".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •