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Postby Brahman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:39 pm

If I change "have" to "has" to agree with "any of you", could I change "...your hands" to "...your hand."?

"I will now ask any of you who have information to give, or if you left the place at any time last night between the hours of seven o'clock and seven o'clock this morning, to hold up your hands."
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Re: "any of you who..."

Postby Paulj » Fri May 18, 2012 7:33 am

"have" will work fine. First you have to understand how has, have and had works. So here is the details.
had is past tense: That bird had a yellow feather
has is possessive: That bird has a yellow feather
have is present: I have a yellow feather
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Re: "any of you who..."

Postby basille » Mon May 28, 2012 2:58 am

Paulj wrote:"have" will work fine. First you have to understand how has, have and had works. So here is the details.
had is past tense: That bird had a yellow feather
has is possessive: That bird has a yellow feather
have is present: I have a yellow feather


What about using have had altogether like, "The birds have had yellow feathers but it is now brown."?
Is that a correct usage?
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Re: "any of you who..."

Postby tomnew » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:12 am

basille wrote:What about using have had altogether like, "The birds have had yellow feathers but it is now brown."?
Is that a correct usage?


No, because have is present tense while had is past tense. So the sentence should be "The birds had yellow feathers before but now it is brown."
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