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  1. Graver's Avatar
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    #1

    Is this correct?

    "I had a friend give me the information" is this sentence correct?

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    #2

    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graver View Post
    "I had my friend give me the information."
    have somebody do something (especially American English)
    I'll have Hudson show you to your room.
    If you wait, I'll have someone collect it for you.

    Hope this helps!
    Dawood


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    Re: Is this correct?

    It sounds American English. Americans seem to love the past perfect tense without the contraction.
    British English would be simply:
    A friend gave me..
    I asked a friend for...

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