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    Have had - present perfect again

    Hello.

    When answering the question in present perfect tense -
    "Have you had a bath?", could we answer simply with
    "I have." ,
    or does it have to be "I've had."?

    Thank you.


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    Re: Have had - present perfect again

    It would be a bit odd to answer ' I have' I would wonder if the question had actually been heard correctly.
    Have is in the present and had the past, and so the question refers to the past.

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    Re: Have had - present perfect again

    Quote Originally Posted by vanity View Post
    hello.

    When answering the question in present perfect tense -
    "have you had a bath?", could we answer simply with
    "i have." yes, you can, and that's what a native speaker would say. It's short for 'yes, i have had a bath.'
    or does it have to be "i've had."? i don't think any native speaker that i know would say "i've had."

    thank you.
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    I agree with 2006.

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    Re: Have had - present perfect again

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyy View Post
    I agree with 2006.

    So do I.

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