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  1. Fazzu's Avatar
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    #1

    Are they correct?

    1)He has gone there.
    2)He has went there.

    I hope the second one is wrong.
    So,should it be 'He went there'?

    What's the difference between those two sentences 1) and 2)?

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazzu View Post
    1)He has gone there.
    2)He has went there.

    I hope the second one is wrong.
    So,should it be 'He went there'?

    What's the difference between those two sentences 1) and 2)?
    You're right, the second one is incorrect. Either you use present perfect (have+past participle) or you use simple past.

    He has gone there = action is not completed
    He went there (yesterday) = action is completed

    Hope it helps

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Thanks Dany. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Either you use present perfect (have+past participle)..
    If I were to use present perfect,is it,'He has gone there...'?

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany View Post
    You're right, the second one is incorrect. Either you use present perfect (have+past participle) or you use simple past.

    He has gone there = action is not completed
    He went there (yesterday) = action is completed

    Hope it helps

    Hi Danny,

    Is the given sentence not yet completed or completed already.

    - He had gone there.

    Is this correct? If so, what is the difference of using 'had' and 'has' in this sentence? Also, I sometimes read 'has had' and 'had had', what are these, please help. I really have a hard time understanding these.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazzu View Post
    Thanks Dany. :)

    If I were to use present perfect,is it,'He has gone there...'?
    You've got it

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Thanks Dany

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    #7

    Re: Are they correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    Hi Danny,

    Is the given sentence not yet completed or completed already.

    - He had gone there.

    Is this correct? If so, what is the difference of using 'had' and 'has' in this sentence?
    Hi Hlbert,

    It should be 'He has..' and not 'He had...'.For (he/she/it), we usually use 'has' and not 'had'.If you write,'He has gone there',then it is correct and a completed sentence.

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    Hi Danny,

    Is the given sentence not yet completed or completed already.

    - He had gone there.

    Is this correct? If so, what is the difference of using 'had' and 'has' in this sentence? Also, I sometimes read 'has had' and 'had had', what are these, please help. I really have a hard time understanding these.

    Thanks in advance.
    He had gone there = past perfect
    He has gone there = present perfect

    past perfect (had + past participle)
    This tense is used to talk about the pre-past, i.e. activities or events completed before (but relevant to) subsequent activities or events referred to in the simple past.
    The past perfect tense is used to report on past intentions that were sadly never realized.

    present perfect (have/has + past participle)
    The present perfect is used to emphasize the results in the present of a recently completed past activity.
    It is used to emphasize the results in the present of a recent event.
    It is used for breaking news headlines or when wishing to emphasize that something has occurred rather than exactly when it occurred.
    It is used to refer to a person's entire life experience since they were born.
    The present perfect is also used to quantify something done or progress made so far.

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    Re: Are they correct?

    Hi Fazzu and Dany
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    I'd just like to add something to Dany's explanation of the present perfect:
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    Since the present perfect often refers to a finished action (but with no specific time reference), it is perfectly acceptable in Fazzu's original sentence:
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    1)He has gone there.
    .
    Using the past perfect is not really an option because there is no context in Fazzu's short little mini-sentence that requires it (i.e., there is no second past action in the sentence.)
    .

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    Re: Are they correct?

    You're absolutly right

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