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stressin

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Hi,

We have learned to identify -ed (past tense) form verbs by using a verb in the sentence "Yesterday I ______" and -en (past participle) by using "I have _____"

However, I have come up with a problem identifying the reason as to why the past participle of have is has, when if used in the sentence "I have ____" sounds better as "I have had" rather than "I have has"

Could someone explain this to me please and also suggest if there is a better way to identify past tense and past participles.

Thanks in advance
 

Ulli

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stressin said:
Hi,

We have learned to identify -ed (past tense) form verbs by using a verb in the sentence "Yesterday I ______" and -en (past participle) by using "I have _____"

However, I have come up with a problem identifying the reason as to why the past participle of have is has, when if used in the sentence "I have ____" sounds better as "I have had" rather than "I have has"

Could someone explain this to me please and also suggest if there is a better way to identify past tense and past participles.

Thanks in advance

Hi stressin,

you only use the past participle in the present perfect, past perfect:

I have written . to write - wrote - written present perfect

I had gone. to go - went - gone past perfect

If you need a list of irregular verbs go to

https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33


The form of "to have":

to have (has for he, she it) - had - had
to write - wrote - written
to go - went - gone

Infinitive - Simple Past - Past Participle

Could I help you ? :oops: :wink:
 
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stressin

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Hey thanks! yeah I also had the modal mixed up as a verb DOH!

Thanks Ulli!
 
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