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navi tasan

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Are these sentences correct:

1-I had a cheque waiting for me at the office.
2-I had my cheque waiting for me at the office.

3-I had a friend waiting for me at home.
4-I had my friend waiting for me at home.
 

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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:

1-I had a cheque waiting for me at the office.
2-I had my cheque waiting for me at the office.

3-I had a friend waiting for me at home.
4-I had my friend waiting for me at home.

As is, they sound fine.
What do you mean by "correct"? Help :(
 

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Thanks Cas,
They are correct. I just have these doubts from time to time and start shouting "Help! Help!".
Don't worry! When you say "fine", they are correct! That's what "correct" means.
Thanks again.
 
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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:

1-I had a cheque waiting for me at the office.
2-I had my cheque waiting for me at the office.

3-I had a friend waiting for me at home.
4-I had my friend waiting for me at home.

Yes, as Cas says, all fine. try these little monsters though:

I had the roof fall in on me during the storm.

I had them all laughing at me. (ambiguous)
 

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+ I had my friend wait for me at home.
;-)
 

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Thanks Milky and Tdol,
The "monsters" were actually the topic of a question.
I think the sentence was:
"I'd hate to have my team lose."
or something of the sort.

"I had something terrible happen to me the other day."
seems to be a common one.

But it seems to me that Tdol's sentence is of a different sort. In it "had" seems to be causative. It is like, "I asked him to wait."
I don't even think it can really mean "I kept him waiting". It really sounds to me like you asked him or her to wait. Am I right?
 
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