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    Does it mean

    Does it mean starvation has increased in Srilanka?

    Can we use "has" in the above sentence?

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    Re: Does it mean

    It depends on the time period previously referred to.

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    Re: Does it mean

    Your thread is desperately short of context, suniljain.

    'Sri Lanka' is usually written like that.

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    Re: Does it mean

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Does it mean starvation has increased in Srilanka?
    You forgot to include the sentence you're asking about.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Does it mean

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You forgot to include the sentence you're asking about.
    The context is that someone has shared some recent data in Whatsapp then on the basis of that I wanted to ask this question.

    Does it mean starvation has increased in Sri Lanka?

    Is "has" a main verb here? I think answer is yes.
    Last edited by suniljain; 15-Apr-2021 at 15:42. Reason: Edited Srilanka based on above learning.

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    Re: Does it mean

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I wanted to ask this question:

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    Does it mean starvation has increased in Sri Lanka?"

    Is "has" a main verb here? I think the answer is yes.
    It's an auxiliary verb. The main verb is the present perfect "has increased".
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    Re: Does it mean

    The main verb is increased and has is the auxiliary verb. Together they form the present perfect.

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    Re: Does it mean

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The main verb is increased and has is the auxiliary verb. Together they form the present perfect.
    Does it mean that we can have two auxiliary verb in a sentence like "Does" and "has" in the given example?

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    Re: Does it mean

    Yes.

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    Re: Does it mean

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    The context is that someone has shared some recent data in on/via WhatsApp and then, on the basis of that data, I wanted to ask this question.

    "Does it mean starvation has increased in Sri Lanka?"

    Is "has" a main verb here? I think the answer is yes.
    Please note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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