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  1. zippy
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    #1

    difference between have had done, have done,and did

    (I think I posted this message at the wrong place earlier. I cannot
    find it. It this is a duplicate, please excuse my error.)

    What are the differences between the "time sense" expressed by
    the following sentences:

    (i) They have had done a good job.
    (ii) They have done a good job.
    (iii) They did a good job.

    My understanding is that (ii) is present perfect and (iii) is past indefinite,
    so what is (i) ? And under what circumstance should you use it ?
    Much obliged

    Z

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    #2

    Re: difference between have had done, have done,and did

    Quote Originally Posted by zippy
    (I think I posted this message at the wrong place earlier. I cannot
    find it. It this is a duplicate, please excuse my error.)

    What are the differences between the "time sense" expressed by
    the following sentences:

    (i) They have had done a good job. this one is wrong
    (ii) They have done a good job. this is related to now- completed recently, etc
    (iii) They did a good job. this is not related to now

    My understanding is that (ii) is present perfect and (iii) is past indefinite (I'd say PAST SIMPLE),
    so what is (i) ? And under what circumstance should you use it ? NONE!!!
    Much obliged

    Z

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    #3

    Re: difference between have had done, have done,and did

    I deleted the other post. :D

  4. zippy
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    #4

    Re: difference between have had done, have done,and did

    Thanks.

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