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hello teachers, what's the difference between "I didn't have time" and "I haven't have time"?
Thank's in advance
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AntwnI didn't have time / I haven't had time
X is the present moment.

............. [ no time ] ................X (didn't have time) (during a specific period of time ending in the past)

..............[ - - - - no time - - - - X ] (haven't had time) (from some time in the past until now)

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I didn't have time.
I haven't have had time.

Hello, Antwn—and welcome to English Forums.

It is the normal difference between simple past and present perfect. Read this thread from our FAQs: http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/SimplePastPresentPerfect/krbh/post.htm
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Can we use did have in this tenses
AnonymousCan we use did have in this tense?
Yes, if you wish to be emphatic in challenging a denial.
I havent hve time is wrong we cnt use two helping verb in one Emotion: smile
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AnonymousI havent hve time is wrong we cnt use two helping verb in one
But the second "have" is not a helping verb. It is the main verb. Since the first "have" is the helping verb, it has to be followed by the past participle of the main verb. So the correct combination is "have + had."
Actually I liked your answer, the first thing I thought was exactly your answer. Second Have is the main verb, the tense is past perfect so you use have as an auxilliary and had as the main verb in past participle.
Anonymous Actually I liked your answer, the first thing I thought was exactly your answer. Second Have is the main verb, the tense is past perfect so you use have as an auxilliary and had as the main verb in past participle.
The tense is present perfect, not past perfect. Past perfect is "had had." eg.

He had had six or seven beers before he told us the truth about his failure.
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One is the past ("I didnt have time") and one is the future ("I haven't the time").
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