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    Post has or have

    what's the difference between the two?

    1. What has happened here?

    2. What have happened here?

    and

    1. I like it.

    2. I like that.

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    Re: has or have

    Dear Mamen:

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    what's the difference between the two?

    1. What has happened here?

    2. What have happened here? This is incorrect.

    The verb 'to have' is conjugated like this (in the present tense):
    I have you have s/he, it HAS we have they have

    and

    1. I like it. "Do you like fish soup?" "Yes, I like it."

    2. I like that. "I'm making fish soup for dinner." "Great! I like that."

    The two words are similar. They are (in your examples) both pronouns used to refer to something already mentioned and understood. 'It' stands for an inanimate object (or, sometimes, an animal), and, while 'that' can do the same job, it is also used to differentiate between two objects:
    "Do you want this?" "No, I want that."
    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Post Re: has or have

    If I'm referring to many events that already happened, do you think it is now correct to say "What have happened here?"

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    Re: has or have

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    If I'm referring to many events that already happened, do you think it is now correct to say "What have happened here?"
    No.
    You could say, 'What things have happened here?'
    You can also say simply, "What happened here?"

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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