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sentence structure....is the following sentence grammatically correct?


lesley911medic 1 / -  
May 16, 2010   #1
What types of works have you had published?

pinkpoodle 2 / 4  
May 16, 2010   #2
yes this is gramatically correct.
willy0123 2 / 6  
May 16, 2010   #3
lesley911medic

What types of works have you published?

you wrote 'have you had published'
converting to normal sentence --> you have had published (I don't think it's correct present perfect form 'have + p.p form')
because you used past participle twice (had and published)

we usually use present perfect like those
'have you done your homework?'
'have you been to France?'
triplesmickey 1 / 39  
May 17, 2010   #4
Grammatically unacceptable. How irrelevant it is to endure 2 verbs which have not the modal meanings or infinitive-without-to acceptance.

The sentence should be altered to the following:
"What types of works have you published?"
or,
"What types of works had you published (+ some specific indicators to clarify the meaning)?"
Notoman 20 / 419  
May 17, 2010   #5
"Published," in this case, is a verb that is being used as an adjective.

"What types of works have you published?" sounds like the person is the publisher instead of the writer. Writers can self-publish with vanity presses, but generally another entity is doing the publishing. Here's an example of a sentence where "published" is used as an adjective: Please include samples of your published work with your application.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
May 17, 2010   #6
This is such an interesting thread! As Jon pointed out, "What works have you published" sounds like you are the publisher, but Mickey, notice that the original sentence is referring to whether someone has had works published. For example, I may have had my own writing published by XXXXXX Publishing company. In that case, I quite possibly may have had my works published.

I would write the sentence like this:
What types of work have you published?
Even if the writer is the subject of the sentence, you can omit that word "had" and the reader will still understand.
triplesmickey 1 / 39  
May 18, 2010   #7
Yes, grammatically acceptable. Sorry that I have done some mistakes. But every one do.

And no. As an author, it is to say that you have published the book, not a publisher. It is rather useless and most of all, prolix. And, anyways, it is not widely used nor understood in any specific derivations of the English language. Even Scottish, the most different-from-English-English, they do not use this kind of expression.
lesscalie - / 1  
Oct 29, 2011   #8
'The highest precedence' (OK sentence?)

Therefore, the highest precedence is deepening of the knowledge and intensification of communication links that is very commendable.

Is it ok?
capriciousprite 6 / 20  
Oct 30, 2011   #9
is deepening knowledge and intensifying communication links that are very commendable.
Not a very clear meaning though.


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