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#514004 - Sat Feb 20 2010 04:44 PM The 'HAD' Puzzle.
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Can anyone construct a small paragraph of two sentences where the word had is used ELEVEN times in a row?

The paragraph must make sense and it is NOT a trick question.
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#514005 - Mon Feb 22 2010 06:35 PM Re: The 'HAD' Puzzle. [Re: ozzz2002]
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OK, I will make it a bit easier. Simply punctuate this paragraph- it really does make sense!

Jenny where Tommy had had had had had had had had had had had the teachers approval.
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#514006 - Sat Mar 06 2010 10:57 AM Re: The 'HAD' Puzzle. [Re: ozzz2002]
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Jenny, where Tommy had had "had" had had "had had". "Had had" had had the teacher's approval. Clearly the teacher was trying to explain the use of the past perfect tense of the verb "to have".

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#514007 - Sat Mar 06 2010 12:15 PM Re: The 'HAD' Puzzle. [Re: Magicpete]
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Exactly right, Magicpete!
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#514008 - Sat Mar 06 2010 01:58 PM Re: The 'HAD' Puzzle. [Re: ozzz2002]
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Ooooh, I'm glad someone got that one! It was making my head hurt, trying to figure it out. Well done, Magicpete, and well done too, ozzz, for the stumper!
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