If I change “have left” to “leave”, does it change the meaning?

The original sentence is: Don’t worry. We wouldn’t have left without you? What if I say: Don’t worry. We wouldn’t leave without you? If I take out “have”, will the meaning be changed? Sorry, I’m not a native. Answer Both of these sentences are correct, and they are almost identical in meaning. Generally you could … Read more

Is it wrong to use use contractions of have when not for the purpose of forming a past tense sentence?

For example, I believe the following to be acceptable: “I’ve had no issues in the past with this client” However, the following is what I’m unsure of: “I’ve $16 in my bank account.” I’ve definitely heard this before (though admittedly very rarely). Is this wrong? Or is it acceptable? If acceptable, is it considered to … Read more

My … has or have?

I am stuck for several hours now because I don’t know if I need to use has or have in the phrases below… My first article has been published My first article have been published And My dream has become a reality My dream have become a reality Can someone also explain why I should … Read more

“Having” vs “that has”

Is it correct to say “people having money” instead of “people who have money”? I.e. is it OK to use “having” as the opposite to “without”? In my opinion it is OK but a colleague of mine believes that it is wrong to use “have”+ing. Answer In terms of antonyms, “with” and “without” permit parallelism. … Read more

“Who’s been waiting” vs “Who’ve been waiting”

Which form of this phrase is correct? for everyone who’s been waiting or for everyone who’ve been waiting I’ve heard “who’s” used more often in this context but “who have” sounds more correct than “who is” in this phrase. However, “to be” in a state of waiting seems more logical than “to have” a state … Read more

A rare structure need to be explained in terms of grammar: Have+ noun+ been

Dear Enlish Language & Usage Exchange members: I was reading a text and came across a remarkable structure for me. Here is the text: It would, I suppose, be universally agreed that seldom, if ever, have the powers of critical philosophy and of historical scholarship been united in one person to the same extent as … Read more

Would it be grammatically correct if I use “having” in the sentence?

Would it be grammatically correct if I use "having" in the sentence below? I am not sure about using it as it gives a sense of "to possess". Is it correct to use ‘have’ in the continuous tense in this case? Reference Link: See this website Sentence: The phrases "compiled language" and "interpreted language" are … Read more