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    Exclamation had had or have had in this case

    I don't know if I have to use have had or had had in this sentence and why

    ex: I started to play hockey because I had had joy playing it.

    or

    ex: I started to play hockey because I had had joy playing it.

    what is the right one ? please

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    Re: had had or have had in this case

    The principle of the sequence of tenses normally requires the tense in the subordinate clause follows that in the principal one.

    Since you’ve a past principal, “had had” instead of “have had” would be used. Wouldn’t it be better to say “I started to play hockey (again) because I (had) enjoyed (playing) it before.”

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