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    Use of 'has' in a sentence

    I often find I can omit 'has' in a sentence (after reading it back) and the sentence can still read OK, which makes me wonder why I use 'has' in the first place and if I am using it correctly.
    For example: He always struggles against 'movers' and (has) been out since February.

    Can anyone explain where I am going wrong with mu initial usage of 'has'?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Use of 'has' in a sentence

    Your sample sentence without "has" makes no sense.

    Can you give some more examples of sentences in which you feel you can omit "has"?

    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Re: Use of 'has' in a sentence

    Yeah, I've worked it out. The 'has' needs to be thrown back to the beginning to see if it makes sense.
    Thanks (and to Carl for a response to an earlier post I made on pronouns).

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