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    whether their dog has got all the shots

    Can we ask someone "whether their dog has got all the shots" or "whether their dog has had all the shots"?

    If this dog bites you nothing will happen because the dog has had all the shots.

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    Re: whether their dog has got all the shots

    If you use the definite article you have to say more about the shots: all the shots that are required, for example. It would be more natural to say all its shots.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: whether their dog has got all the shots

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    If you use the definite article you have to say more about the shots: all the shots that are required, for example. It would be more natural to say all its shots.
    "Whether their dog has got all its shots" or "whether their dog has had all its shots".

    If this dog bites you nothing will happen because the dog has had its shots.

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    Re: whether their dog has got all the shots

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Whether their dog has got all its shots" or "whether their dog has had all its shots".

    If this dog bites you, nothing will happen because the dog has had its shots.
    With the comma, it's grammatical but it's not true. If you get bitten by a dog, you don't only need to worry about catching some nasty disease from the dog. You could just bleed to death!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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