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  • This year we have economic crisis deepen in our country.
  • This year we had economic crisis deepen in our country.

Are they both grammatical and sensical? If yes, then how do you read both examples? I am interested in your interpretation.

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  • Where from did you get these sentences? Did you made them up yourself? In that case please tell what you want to mean. Jun 12, 2015 at 12:13

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I would keep the helper verb (to have) with the verb:

This year an/the economic crisis has deepened in our country.

or

This year an/the economic crisis had deepened in our country, but the government took several actions to improve the situation.

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  • Thanks. I have some questions: 1) can't we use crisis as an uncountable noun here (why?) 2) what's the reason for using the structure have smth do as compared to your examples (perhaps that makes a difference?) 3) do you have any links to rules (I can't find info on Internet).
    – user18856
    Jun 12, 2015 at 17:26
  • I think a "crisis" cannot be uncountable, since it refers to a specific event/situation. It would have to be "crisis" or "crises" (plural). You could say "This year economic crises have deepened in our country..."
    – user3169
    Jun 12, 2015 at 18:37
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Both are more or less correct. Just add an article. Like so:

This year we have an economic crisis deepen in our country.

This year we had an economic crisis deepen in our country.

The one with have is that they still have a crisis. The one with had is that someone had a crisis this year, but they no longer have it.

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  • I read the the tense different than you an expected: This year we have had an eco... All for lack of an article and/or helper verb. Jun 12, 2015 at 18:41

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