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What is correct?

He didn't play since he________the accident.

1. had
2.has
3.has had
4.had had

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Which do you think, Anon?
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Your sentence doesn't really work as proposed. Here is what I would suggest:

If you mean that he didn't play in some specific event due to an accident the use this form:

"He didn't play because of the/an accident." Whether you use "the" or "an" will depend on context.

If you mean that, in general, he hasn't played as a result of an accident then use this:

"He hasn't played since he had the accident."

As always context matters. If you have some specific context that would clarify your proposed sentence please provide it.
I agree that, for whatever reason, we would usually say '...hasn't played since...'. But I don't think that means '...didn't play since...' is wrong.

This is part of an ongoing discussion/disagreement between some speakers of British English and some speakers of North-American English.
anonymous What is correct?
He didn't play since he________the accident.
1. had
2.has
3.has had
4.had had
Thanks
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anonymous What is correct?
He didn't play since he________the accident.
1. had
2.has
3.has had
4.had had
Thanks

None are correct. The sentence should be this:

He hasn't played since he had the accident. (since ~ from the time that)

Or this:

He didn't play since he had an accident. (since ~ because)

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