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there is a sentence which i saw in a German video. Schon viel Spass gehabt hier in der Stadt? 1.what is meaning of gehabt? ge+verb is used in perfect,is't it?2why is hier in this sentence?isnt hier same with in der Stadt?3why is the verb in the second place?verb should be put in the first place in a question,right?

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    "Schon viel Spass gehabt hier in der Stadt?" is the colloquial shortcut of the sentence "Hast Du (habt ihr) schon viel Spaß gehabt hier in der Stadt"
    1.what is meaning of gehabt? ge+verb is used in perfect,is't it? YES, only the conjugated part of the verb was omitted.
    2.why is hier in this sentence?isnt hier same with in der Stadt? TRUE, but without the hier it could be any town. The hier explains, that you talk about the place you are now.
    3.why is the verb in the second place?verb should be put in the first place in a question,right? RIGHT. This is the case when you look at the whole sentence (see above).
    Hi Zoe,

    yes, "gehabt" is the perfect form.

    You are right that "hier" and "in der Stadt" mean the same thing in your example. However, depending on where you are when you ask that question, it can also mean the place where you currently are (cinema, shopping mall, etc) so to make it more clear, both "hier" and "in der Stadt" are used.

    You are also correct that the verb should be in the first place.

    However, it actually is! Because your sentence is an abbreviation of:

    "(Hast du/habt ihr) schon viel Spaß gehabt hier in der Stadt?"

    Abbreviating sentences like this is very common in German.

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