Simple past tense and past participle of have. (verb)
Used to form the pluperfect tense, expressing a completed action in the past (+ past participle). (verb)
As past subjunctive: ‘would have’. (verb)
Examples of word had
My vet had previously told us that Matu (pictured) had arthritis in his back legs, and had even offered some glucosamine, a dietary supplement that is also taken by humans.
Those incoming congresscritters, and their successors, had/have a singular lack of wanting to gain the willing cooperation of those across the aisle. witness the threat of the so-called "nuclear option" which, at times, I almost wish they *had* exercised and that in their hubris named one of the most influential PACs the "committee for the permanent majority"
Another strange thing was that he had thought of the past; chronic prison day-dreamers dreamed nearly always of the future -- and of the past only as it might have been, never as it actually ~had~ been.
Given as a working premise that McKinney's death had been murder, it followed that the murderer _had _somehow lured him to an exact spot in the old friary.
June 13, 2009 at 2:57 am had a tortie for like 15 years…she was a different kind of girl..had a vet tell me once, they are all nuts, but i wonder why..she was a sweet girl and i loved her.