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I'm confused??? please help

Postby 94BANSHEE » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:38 pm

hi, im confused on how i say these sentences: which are correct? and is there any other way i can re-write these sentences??

1. He might as well of have had stayed home.

2. He might as well of have stayed home.

3. He might as well of had stayed home.

4. He might as well of stayed home.
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also:

1. If (he,she, it) have had gone home....

2. If (he,she,it ) had have gone home...

also:

1. If (I,we,they) have had gone home...

2. If (I,we,they) had have gone home...
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im confused on the usage of have and had together and seperately.
thanks very much!!
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Postby Alan » Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:11 am

hi, im confused on how i say these sentences: which are correct? and is there any other way i can re-write these sentences??

1. He might as well of have had stayed home.

2. He might as well of have stayed home.

3. He might as well of had stayed home.

4. He might as well of stayed home.

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They are all incorrect!

Your sentence should read He might as well HAVE stayed home.

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also:

1. If (he,she, it) have had gone home....

2. If (he,she,it ) had have gone home...

also:

1. If (I,we,they) have had gone home...

2. If (I,we,they) had have gone home...
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Likewise all incorrect!

Correct:
If (I) HAD gone home,...

The combination '*had have', by the way, never occurs in English.
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