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How should has, have, and had be used?
« on: November 23, 2018, 12:18:33 AM »
How should has, have, and had be used?

A special form of the verb must be used with has, have, and had.

In these sentences, notice the different time which each sentence tells.

     I have eaten my spinach.
     I had eaten spinach twice a week for a month.

You can see the picture which the first sentence gives. The spinach is all gone.
In the second sentence the spinach was eaten, but at some past time.

Notice the form of the verb eat which is used with the helping words has and had.

The form of the verb used with the helping words (has, have, and had) is called the past participle.

   These are the three important forms of the verb.

   (1) The present tense form to express present time.
   (2) The past tense form to express past time.
   (3) The past participle form, used with helping words, has, have or had.

   These important forms of the verb are called the principal parts of the verb. All verbs have these three forms. Use have, has, or had only with past participle forms to express past time.

Good luck with your writing.      jt