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Have Had, Had Have (Was Re: Posting limits)

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Monday, July 12, 2004, 20:24
Tristan wrote:

<<(If Philip had've
said 'Rhode Island', I would've had no trouble, so it'd be more like
some oißlender not knowing where NT---the Northern Territory---was. But
even then, that wouldn't worry me.>>

I'm not sure if you realized you wrote this, or if it was an accident,
but you just gave me some evidence of something I say exists, but
no one in the department believes exist: Using *two* modal "have"'s.
I do it often when I say something like, "I would've had to've had eaten".
And above you wrote: "If Philip had've said..."   The intention is (I 
(1) To reference a time in the past; (2) with respect to that time in the 
to reference a time *further*in the past; and (3) within *that* time frame,
reference a completed action, with respect to the second time frame.   Is
that right?

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Emily Zilch <emily0@...>Have Had, Had Have
And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>