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i mean have taken,had taken,has taken etc..
whats the difference between
i have drunken a cup of tea.
i drunk a tea.
i had drunken a tea.
it would be helpful if you give when to use these(point time).
-->in what context a native english speaker would take when i use "i have drunken a cup of tea"
"i had drunken a cup of tea" and "i drunk a cup of tea"
David LittleCan anyone tell me about how to use have and had?Wecome to the forum, David.
I'm afraid your question is much too general to be able to answer thoroughly.
Do you know what the following terms mean?
- simple past tense
- present perfect
- past perfect
What have you already learned about them?
What have you already learned about the difference between using 'have' and 'has'?
Have you tried to memorize all of the irregular verb forms?
The verb 'drink' is irregular and these forms are used in verb tenses: drink/drank/drunk
The word 'drunken' is used as an adjective.
Briefly, here is some very basic information about the three tenses mentioned above:
I have drunk a cup of tea. = present perfect simple tense
I may have just recently finished drinking a cup of tea. Perhaps I can still feel the warmth of it in my stomach. Exactly when I drank the tea is not important. Instead, it is only important that I have drunk a cup of tea.
I drank a cup of tea. = past simple tense
At a specific time in the past, I drank a cup of tea.
I had drunk a cup of tea. = past perfect simple tense
I drank a cup of tea in the past before I did something else in the past.
Anonymous:had is the past tense of have
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