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Autor:  pat
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Data:  20/NOV/2003 8:34 PM
Assunto:  Re: Why is this sentence correct?
 
Mensagem:  It is correct because 'had' is in past tense; both verbs cannot be in past tense so the second must be present. Otherwise one can say: 'Yesterday my cleaning lady did (or made) all the beds' In american english, 'make' the bed is more commonly used than 'do' the bed. If you use the present participle in that construction, the sense is a bit different: 'yesterday I had the cleaning lady making all the beds'..... It is unclear whether the job was finished or not.


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Why is this sentence correct?  –  Beto  20/NOV/2003, 2:37 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  David  20/NOV/2003, 2:59 PM
 Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  pat  20/NOV/2003, 8:34 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Cibelle  20/NOV/2003, 9:36 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  José Roberto  20/NOV/2003, 11:29 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  carmen  21/NOV/2003, 11:35 AM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  André Oliveira  20/NOV/2003, 3:20 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  sandra tiriba  20/NOV/2003, 4:57 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  André Oliveira  20/NOV/2003, 5:36 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Adam  20/NOV/2003, 5:33 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Beto  20/NOV/2003, 6:38 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  sandra tiriba  21/NOV/2003, 10:59 AM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Tom  22/NOV/2003, 11:15 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  helcio  20/NOV/2003, 10:27 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Aman  06/MAR/2006, 12:04 AM

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