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  • Section: Auxiliary Verbs: "You have eaten"

    The verb "have" is used in two different ways in English. In the sentence
    "You have an apple", "have" is a verb meaning "own, carry". In the sentence
    "You have eaten the apple", the main verb is "eaten" - "have" is just
    an auxiliary verb that goes with the main verb.

    To indicate that "have" is an auxiliary verb, put a "+" after it:

        " [You] [have+] died "
        ... "even if [you] [haven't+] been there before"
        ... "even if [you've+] been there before"