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    had got,take to your heels,request

    My sweetest and respected teachers,
    1 : ''We can't use 'got' after 'had' like 'I have got a big house' is an incorrect sentence, right?
    2 : ''Take to your heels from me'' correct?
    3 : ''Don't read with bad intention.It has a different meaning. correct?
    4 : I was reading a book.It was written ''He ate all the cake'' my question is,why not ''all the cakes''?
    5 : Statements,
    i : You must bring it tomorrow.
    ii : You may go now.
    iii : You should tell her.
    Question forms,
    i : Must you bring it tomorrow?
    ii : May you go now?
    iii : should you tell her? right?
    6 : Can we use ''on his request" or We should always use ''at his equest''?

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    Re: had got,take to your heels,request

    1. "We had got a big house" is a past perfect tense and can, should, be used whenever necessary. As a past tense for "have got" in the sense "must", "had got" is rare; I would avoid it.

    2. ''Take to your heels" and "get away from me'' are separate idioms. They can be put one after the other, but they should not be combined in a single phrase. "Take to your heels! Get away from me!"

    3. The FCUK on tee shirts stands for "French Connection United Kingdom", with an obviously intended similarity to another word, any use of which is likely to offend.

    4. "He ate all the cake" means he ate the entire, probably big, single cake. "He ate all the cakes" means he ate every one of the many, probably small, cakes.

    5. The interrogatives are correct.

    6. Both are acceptable. "At his request" is the traditional form, and is still more common than "on his request" by 4 to 1, according to the Google test.


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