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wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!

ootme

Re: wow this sucks big time..
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2004, 11:11:47 AM »
hah! its not even incorrect!!

Had had is the past perfect form of have when it is used as a main verb to describe our experiences and actions. We use the past perfect when we are talking about the past and want to refer back to an earlier past time. In these examples, note the use of before, after, already and by the time as a trigger for the past perfect. Note also that the contracted form of had had is 'd had.
 

She'd had a lot to drink and wasn't capable of walking home by herself.
 
After he'd had a good night's sleep, he felt much better.
 
She sacked him before he had had a chance to explain his behaviour.
 
By the time he was twenty he'd already had four different jobs.
 
I'd already had a word with Joan about re-locating to Manchester and now she's had time to think about it, she quite likes the idea.
 

Note that past perfect forms are a feature of if-clauses in the third type of conditional sentence when we are explaining past actions or regretting past inaction. Thus, had had is likely to appear in this construction:
 

If I hadn't had a good education, I would never have got this job.
 
If she had had children later in life, she would have been a better mother.
 
If I'd had another ten minutes, I would've finished the examination paper.
 
Had they had any savings they didn't need, they would've re-paid their son's student loan.

TheDecline

Re: wow this sucks big time..
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2004, 11:13:30 AM »
It's still awkward and therefore you should spend many sleepless nights worrying about it.

ootme

Re: wow this sucks big time..
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2004, 11:14:01 AM »
It's still awkward and therefore you should spend many sleepless nights worrying about it.

well of course

TheDecline

Re: wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2004, 11:15:18 AM »
If you would have even considered resubmitting, I would have come to Chicago and beaten you with a blunt instrument.

buster

Re: wow this sucks big time..
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2004, 11:17:40 AM »
The question, Reeve, is whether or not there's anything not screwed up on your apps.  ;)


Only God knows how many screwups are on my apps.

TheDecline

Re: wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2004, 11:19:53 AM »
God told me there are only a few mistakes and not to worry about it.

Lulu

Re: wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2004, 11:20:10 AM »
I think in general, resubmitting for a small error only draws attention to the error that would probably otherwise be overlooked. Besides, it's not even wrong...though maybe they won't bother to look it up  ;)

buster

Re: wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2004, 11:21:32 AM »
God told me that when God told you that s/he was f-ing around.


God told me there are only a few mistakes and not to worry about it.

ootme

Re: wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2004, 11:38:43 AM »
I think in general, resubmitting for a small error only draws attention to the error that would probably otherwise be overlooked. Besides, it's not even wrong...though maybe they won't bother to look it up  ;)

Whats stupid is the grammar check on MSword didn't say it was wrong...but then the grammar check on another app said it was...

i wonder if I should change it for the next 5 schools.

lexylitstinks

Re: wow this sucks big time.. Nevermind...it doesn't!
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2004, 04:07:40 PM »
Well I guess you and the people you showed it to are pretty damn stupid! Aren't ya?!!! ;D

Checkout this error i just found in my PS after having submitted it to 8 schools.

Ever since my parents had gotten divorced they had had little time...

i can't believe this!! i checked this PS like 10 times and never saw this! I EVEN had 3 other people read it.