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    had had vs had

    If the british government had had no fear of the increasing hostility of the indian populace,Gandhi's nonvoilent tactics would have availed little.


    where to use had had and had? please explain with examples.. thank you

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    Re: had had vs had

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    If the british government had had no fear of the increasing hostility of the indian populace,Gandhi's nonvoilent tactics would have availed little.


    where to use had had and had? please explain with examples.. thank you
    Past Unreal Conditional

    FORM
    [If ... Past Perfect ..., ... would have + past participle ... ]
    [... would have + past participle ... if ... Past Perfect ...]

    USE
    The Past Unreal Conditional is used to talk about imaginary situations in the past. You can describe what you would have done differently or how something could have happened differently if circumstances had been different.

    Examples:
    • If I had owned a car, I would have driven to work. But I didn't own one, so I took the bus.
    • She would have traveled around the world if she had had more money. But she didn't have much money, so she never traveled.
    • I would have read more as a child if I hadn't watched so much TV. Unfortunately, I did watch a lot of TV, so I never read for entertainment.
    • Mary would have gotten the job and moved to Japan if she had studied Japanese in school instead of French.
    • If Jack had worked harder, he would have earned more money. Unfortunately, he was lazy and he didn't earn much.
    • A: What would you have done if you had won the lottery last week?
      B: I would have bought a house.
    • A: What city would you have chosen if you had decided to move to the United States?
      B: I would have chosen Seattle.
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    Re: had had vs had

    thanks for the detailed post:)

    If i had to rephrase it and say, "If the british government had no fear of the increasing hostility of the indian populace,Gandhi's nonvoilent tactics would have availed little." , then is it correct?

    what is the difference between this quoted sentence and 'If the british government had had no fear of the increasing hostility of the indian populace,Gandhi's nonvoilent tactics would have availed little.'



    hehe i've problems with had ever since i started speaking english i think.. one of the many reasons why my conversation in english gets bad is due to this had:(

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    Re: had had vs had

    anybody there!?!

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    Re: had had vs had

    English experts, please clear my above doubt:)

    thanks!

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