Had Had Had

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in a discussion of lexical ambiguity, bill, whereas ben had

“had had ‘had’, had had ‘had had'; ‘had had’ had had”,

had had

“had had ‘had had’, had had ‘had'; ‘had had’ had had”;

“had had ‘had’, had had ‘had had'; ‘had had’ had had”

had the greater approval of their friends.

so,

here is the explanation

 

1.

you need to consider the original 11 piece had thing….I’m calling it an example of lexical ambiguity.

in a discussion of lexical ambiguity, “jack, whereas jill had had ‘had‘, had had ‘had had‘; ‘had had’ had had” the greater approval of the english professor.

this basically highlights the difference between the use of phrase Had as opposed the the phrase Had Had.

if you understand this in full, then read on…..

 

2.

Now, two people, Bill and Ben are trying to correctly remember this expression. But they each remember it differently.

bill had correctly remembered it thus:

jack, whereas jill had had ‘had‘, had had ‘had had'; ‘had had‘ had had the greater approval of the english professor (we will call this: version 1)

whereas ben, had mistakenly remembered it thus:

jack, whereas jill had had ‘had had‘, had had ‘had‘; ‘had had’ had had the greater approval of the english professor (we will call this: version 2)

In bill’s memory it was jack who used had had. but in ben’s memory it was jill who had used had had.

if you fully understand the difference between these two versions, then read on…

 

3.

we are now going to recall the two versions by quoting the bill version (version 1) , and then quoting the ben version (version 2).

Effectively we will be saying this:

ben, whereas bill remembered “(version 1)”, had remembered “(version 2)”

however

instead of saying “remembered” we say ‘had had’

so replacing “remembered” with, ‘had had” we arrive at:

ben, whereas bill had had “version 1″ had had “version 2″

if you understand this full, then read on…..

 

4.

Onto the end of this statement of memory we need to add the approval of the friends.

What the friends approve of is bill’s memory of events (version 1) , over ben’s memory of events (version 2)

so we say the friends approved of bill’s memory “version 1″ rather than ben’s memory “version 2″

or in other words:

“version 1″ had had the greater approval of their friends in terms of memory of the event.

if you understand this full, then read on…..

 

5.

We will now put all the statements together.

ben remembered version 2

wheras

bill remembered version 1

version 1 was then regarded by the friends as the correct version

or rather

In a discussion concerning different memories of the telling of the “had had” example of lexical ambiguity, ben wheras bill had had “version 1″, had had “version 2″. “version 1″ had had the greater approval of their friends.

now

in place of “version 1″ and Version 2″ we actually state the hads.

so we arrive at:

In a discussion concerning different memories of the telling of the “had had” example of lexical ambiguity,

ben, whereas bill had “had had ‘had’, had had ‘had had'; ‘had had’ had had“, had had

had had ‘had had’, had had ‘had'; ‘had had’ had had“;

“had had ‘had’, had had ‘had had'; ‘had had’ had had” had had the greater approval of their friends