Suppose three sentences:

1- I have eaten lunch.

2- I have slept.

3- I have come here.

Is it right to say: 'I have eaten lunch, slept and come here.'?

What about 'I have eaten lunch, have slept and have come here.'?

  • Only the first sentence sounds idiomatic without much context; combining the sentences sounds peculiar. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 25 '16 at 21:20

Both sentences you suggested are correct, but the first is probably more "correct", as the repetition of the haves in the second is unnecessary because the haves are understood from the first action (e.g. have eaten lunch).

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  • Why is it unnecessary? – Andrew Leach Jan 25 '16 at 23:18
  • because it is understood from the first action (e.g. have eaten lunch) – ws04 Jan 26 '16 at 0:05
  • Yes, add that to your answer. Make it complete and comprehensive. – Andrew Leach Jan 26 '16 at 0:48

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