Hello.

I've got a few questions.

1) "He said that Margaret (has, had, had had) a baby by that time." I think it's "had had"

2) When do we use "as adjective as " and just "as and noun". For example: "My hair's the same colour as yours" and "I'm as good as you"

3) I don't know if it correct to use "which" in these sentences: "I have a mate which I doubt" and "I have a guess which I doubt"

4) And the most stupid question but sorry, I'm not really able to comprehend such a situation: People see a puppy and say: "He's so cute" and an owner replies: "It's not "he" or "it's not him". It's a girl." So, what to use - "him" or "he"?

Thanks for everyone's help!
spinyman1) "He said that Margaret (has, had, had had) a baby by that time." I think it's "had had"
You think right.

spinyman2) When do we use "as adjective as " and just "as and noun". For example: "My hair's the same colour as yours" and "I'm as good as you"
I'm not sure what you want to know. You use words when you mean them.

spinyman3) I don't know if it correct to use "which" in these sentences: "I have a mate which I doubt" and "I have a guess which I doubt"
You can use which as a relative pronoun, but neither of those sentences make sense. This is OK, for example: I still have the car which I bought last year.

spinyman4) And the most stupid question but sorry, I'm not really able to comprehend such a situation: People see a puppy and say: "He's so cute" and an owner replies: "It's not "he" or "it's not him". It's a girl." So, what to use - "him" or "he"?
Use "she".

-- He's so cute.

-- It's not a "he".

-- Oh. She's so cute.

CJ
Hi,

"I'm as good as you."

The pattern "as + adjective + as" is used when we want to say that two persons, things or states are somehow the same: He is as skillful as his father/She was as white as sheet/It's as sharp as a knife. In informal English the first "as" is often omitted.
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Thank you! Then would "I have guess that I doubt" and "I have a friend whom(who) I doubt" be correct?
Hi,

"I don't know if it correct to use "which" in these sentences: "I have a mate which I doubt" and "I have a guess which I doubt".

Please read carefully what others on the forum write. CJ told you that the sentences don't make much sense.

I'd write one of them this way:

I work with a person whom I don't trust. (I've avoided the word 'mate' as a 'mate' is rather a man or woman whom you trust. Note that I haven't used the relative pronoun 'which' here; instead it is 'whom' as a 'person' is an object of the verb 'trust': "I don't trust him", hence 'whom'.)
thank you!
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