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  • dakota
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    Originally posted by tandfman

    Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate:
    Sounds like the start of a Bret Easton Ellis novel.

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  • tandfman
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    If you really want to get enmired in language stuff, here's a web resource, but first a warning.

    Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate:

    http://linguistlist.org/

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  • gh
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    that's just making me ravenous for wings!

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by dakota
    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
    According to wikipedia
    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo

    Works too!!!!!!

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  • dakota
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    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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  • gh
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    And then there's this had-had to the nth power puzzle!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_whil ... he_teacher.

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  • gh
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    As always our friend mr. google provides multiple sources for answers. Can't do much better than BBC on learning English:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learn ... v343.shtml

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  • Daisy
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    Marlow Had and Mrs Had had a boy called Had Had. The boy that Mrs Had and Marlow Had had had (Had Had) had had no dinner yet.

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Thanks tandfman, I had read that and just sighed.

    There is also is the matter of 'had' in the sense of must: He had had to go.
    I am utterly confused. What is the difference between "he had to go" and "he had had to go"? Does the latter correspond to "he must have gone"? Or neither one does?

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  • lonewolf
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    I am not a TOE but, in my experience, there are times when "had had" is not only permissible but preferred.
    I read a sentence last night which included "people people" . I was giving momentary pause but concluded it was correct and I could not improve on it.

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  • TrackCEO
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    Originally posted by George P.
    That must be another one of those arcane past-future participle conjugated declensions. :wink:
    Ha! You won't see THIS level of discourse on letsrun.com!

    K E N

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  • George P.
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    There is also is the matter of
    That must be another one of those arcane past-future participle conjugated declensions. :wink:

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  • Marlow
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    Thanks tandfman, I had read that and just sighed.

    There is also is the matter of 'had' in the sense of must: He had had to go.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
    Excellent issue - great pictures, articles, letters to the editor, and fine editorial.
    Noticed two instances of "had had" usage. Doesn't one "had" give the same meaning?
    Absolutely not. Different tenses. Had is the simple past tense, had had is the past perfect. Not being a TOE, I won't lecture on this. Here's more:

    http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepast.html
    http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastperfect.html

    (That having been said, I've no idea if the magazine used the past perfect correctly. I assume it did, but I haven't received my issue yet and so I haven't seen the usages of "had had." And truthfully, when I do get my issue, looking for those usages is not going to be near the top of my list of things to do.)

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    Had enough [split]

    Excellent issue - great pictures, articles, letters to the editor, and fine editorial.
    Noticed two instances of "had had" usage. Doesn't one "had" give the same meaning?
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