Student or Learner
What's the difference between these sentences
1-They must have had said that.
2-They must have said that.
Is sentence 1 wrong?
Can I used the second sentence if I want to talk about ancient people?
I guess yes
modal verb + perfect infinitive (=have + past participle)
must have forgotten her birthday (active voice)
must have been built in the tenth century (passive voice)
must have had his car repaired (causative have)
Sentence 1 is wrong because you can not have two helping verbs (have & had)to construct a sentence in the present/past perfect tense. You can either use have or had with said, the past participle form of the main verb ‘say’ Instead of the main verb, you can say:
They must have had a bad time during the trip.
You must have had many major problems while working on this project.
Last edited by sarat_106; 06-Jul-2009 at 01:29.
sarat_106: so succinct!