Lost in Translation (11)

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

6 thoughts on “Lost in Translation (11)”

  1. I know did you have is the correct one; but I wonder why “have you had2 is wrong. Can you explain please?

    1. Because there is a specific time reference “yesterday” which doesn’t work with the present perfect.

    1. Did you have fish and chips for lunch yesterday? Forma verbale simple past che in forma interrogativa aggiunge l’ausiliare al passato .

      1. Exactly, Manuela.
        Very often students think that the verb “have” is an exception and that “did” isn’t necessary.

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