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Did vs. have done #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:15 am   Did vs. have done
 

Test No. errors/inter-5 "Talk about it later", question 2

Who would know among all the people that matter that you done that?

(a) would
(b) among
(c) matter
(d) done

Test No. errors/inter-5 "Talk about it later", answer 2

Who would know among all the people that matter that you did that?

Correct entry: did
The error was: (d) done

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
Who would know among all the people that matter that you have done that?
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"did" agaisnt "have done" why?
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Did #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:50 am   Did
 

You have an interesting question there. I think did is needed here because I have included the word that in the sentence to convey the idea of past. If it had been you have done, it would be you have done this.
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That #3 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:11 am   That
 

Do you mean the second that? if so, is this an indication of the past , why?

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That #4 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:04 am   That
 

Actually, it's the third that in that sentence and it means that something had been done in the past. Let's assume the following conversation is going on:

A: Do you recognize what I have done for mankind?

B: Well, to be honest I can't quite follow you.

A: I'm sure you remember that it was me who invented a winter hat with electrical heating.

B: Who would know among all the people that matter that you did that? (inventing that winter hat.)

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Confusion #5 (permalink) Mon Sep 22, 2008 21:40 pm   Confusion
 

Hi,

"Who would know among all the people that matter that you did that?"

could somebody please explain to me the meaning of this sentence?

"that matter that you did that" this part of the sentence sounds totally strange to me and I haven't been able to translate it into my native language properly (I'm from Germany)

It would be quite helpful if someone could write a sentence with the exact same meaning but in other words. :)

thanks
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Did vs. have done #6 (permalink) Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:37 pm   Did vs. have done
 

The sentence is a bit awkward. Maybe this will help you out:

- Among all the people that matter, who would know that you did that?
- Who, among all the people that matter, would know that you did that?
- Which of those people* would know you did that?

* ("Those people" was used as a replacement for "all the people that matter" because I thought it might help clarify the sentence for you.)

All the people that matter = all of the people who count/all of the people who are significant or important in a way that is related to the topic.
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Did vs. have done #7 (permalink) Tue Sep 23, 2008 23:14 pm   Did vs. have done
 

That definitely makes sense. I wasn't thinking of the possibility that "matter" could refer to "the people"

Thanks a lot.
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Did vs. have done #8 (permalink) Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:41 pm   Did vs. have done
 

There is something wrong with this test. I tried several times. Although I mark the correct answer and check the answers it shows my choice is wrong.
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Did vs. have done #9 (permalink) Thu Jan 13, 2011 18:44 pm   Did vs. have done
 

Hello Murtican,

Which question are you having a problem with and what answer are you giving?
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Did vs. have done #10 (permalink) Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:29 am   Did vs. have done
 

who can explain for me why can't we use here Past perfect ? thanks
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Did vs. have done #11 (permalink) Mon Aug 22, 2011 20:47 pm   Did vs. have done
 

hello, please explain me the meaning of this: "i want to apply".
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Did vs. have done #12 (permalink) Mon Aug 22, 2011 22:55 pm   Did vs. have done
 

I want to put myself forward for this.
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Did vs. have done #13 (permalink) Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:56 pm   Did vs. have done
 

Thanks for the explanation, but can you give some examples for better understanding.
Thank you.
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Did vs. have done #14 (permalink) Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:58 pm   Did vs. have done
 

Thanks for the explanation, but can you give some examples for better understanding.
Thank you.
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Did vs. have done #15 (permalink) Fri Aug 26, 2011 16:11 pm   Did vs. have done
 

I want to apply for the post of zoo keeper.
I want to apply to the passport agency.
I want to apply to Cambridge University.
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