when to use has, have and had?

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Anonymous:
is there any rule specifying the usage of has, have and had
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Anonymous:
You didn't give any specifics, but here is a set of very basic rules for using "has", "have" and "had".

Present tense:

I/you/we/they = have

he/she/it/PROPER NAME OR TITLE = has

Past tense (simple)

I/you/we/they/he/she/it/PROPER NAME OR TITLE = had

There are also times when it is more correct to use "have had" or "has had", but those rules are a bit more complex

Future tense (simple)

I/you/we/they/he/she/it/PROPER NAME OR TITLE = will have

Hope this helps
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Yes, there are some rules.

You're asking a very vast question. If you specify it, we will have more chances to help you properly.
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What does this mean? or is this correct?

no. 1 and 2 are the same?

1. She have a problem with her family.

2. She has a problem with her family.

3. She had a problem with her family.
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SonelWhat does this mean? or is this correct? What do these (sentences) mean? Are these (sentences) correct?

no. 1 and 2 are the same? Are sentences 1 and 2 the same?

1. She have a problem with her family. Incorrect. The pronoun 'she' is third person singular. Use 'has' for third person singulars.

2. She has a problem with her family. Correct. It might mean that she is not getting along quite well with her family.

3. She had a problem with her family. Correct. I believe this is the American way of say 'she has had a problem with her family'. It might mean that she used to have a problem with her family but does not now.

Best wishes,

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Anonymous:
2. She has a problem with her family.
Anonymous:
Would you say something like: The company I work have decided to close for today. (is that correct)
Anonymous:
The company will close the work for the day
Anonymous:
no they are not same.

the correct answer is she had a problem with her.
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