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    Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Someone said to me, "You can had me on facebook."
    Is it correct?
    I think it should have been" You can have me on facebook".
    Please make me correct If I am wrong.
    (Sorry if I made any mistake in writing I am just a beginner.)
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Can had is wrong.

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    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Are you sure the person didn't say "You can add​ me on Facebook"? That would make sense. We use "add" like this when talking about Facebook when we mean "add me as a friend".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Nice one, Emsr2d2. That makes for a meaningful sentence,

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    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Yes. I am sure.She wrote "Had" and now I think it would be just a typing mistake. I thought It would be a grammar rule that I didn't know because I am just a beginner & not native speaker but She is😂 but I was wrong.Thank you so much for your kind reply.

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    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Thank you all for your kind replies.

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    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Quote Originally Posted by M.aadil View Post
    now I think it would be just a typing mistake.
    There are many of those on the internet. We call them typos. Spell checks wouldn't spot that mistake.

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    Re: Is it correct to use "Can had" instead of "Can have"?

    Quote Originally Posted by M.aadil View Post
    I thought It would be a grammar rule that I didn't know.
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    Hello, M.aadil

    You are correct. There is a rule.

    After an auxiliary (helping) verb such as "can," one must always use the base form (the infinitive without the "to").

    "Had" is the past tense and the past participle of "have" (the base form), so "had" cannot follow "can."

    Some examples:

    You can call me at any time. (not "called")
    You can sit here. (not "sat")
    You cannot eat in the computer room. (not "ate")

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