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    had/have

    Hi, why did they put have in this sentence?.

    The members of Strategic HQ are far too rational. And thus, they have completely missed the point of victory.

    shouldn't it be had instead of have?

    because they missed the point days ago, then this guy says "they have complete missed the point of victory".

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    Re: had/have

    Although they missed the point days ago, the guy is relating this to their present situation. That's why he uses present perfect.

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    Re: had/have

    Quote Originally Posted by soundtrack12 View Post
    Hi, why did they put "have" in this sentence? (Don't use a full stop after a question mark.)

    The members of Strategic HQ are far too rational. And thus, they have completely missed the point of victory.

    Shouldn't it be "had" instead of "have" because they missed the point days ago, then this guy says "they have complete missed the point of victory"?
    Note my changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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