''Did you have eaten last night'' and ''Had you eaten last night'' Hi all, are those 2 sentences above have the same meaning or not. Because I think like it is. Somebody pls ..thx :)
Sep 16, 2012 10:33 AM
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'Did you have eaten last night' - this one is not an English sentence. "Did you eat last night" is probably what you meant. My correction is just a question about your meal habits last night. It does not convey a sense of being part of a larger dialogue. It is just a question that could be asked in casual conversation. ''Had you eaten last night'' - This is an English sentence. It has the sense of being part of a larger conversation. Almost as if someone is querying about a problem and asking you what happened that might have contributed. An example - "You were very drunk last night. I wonder what could have caused that. Had you eaten last night ?"
September 16, 2012
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