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Has anybody seen Dave this afternoon?
I've been looking for you everywhere.
She hadn't eaten anything for three days.
"Has Jerry done his homework?" "No, he hasn't."
"Have you washed your hands?" "Of course I have."
We didn't get a chance to talk to her, but I wish we had.
Ben's done very well, hasn't he?
So, you've decided to join the party, have you?
The room had a balcony facing the ocean.
Dr. Morel had dark piercing eyes.
I noticed that the old man didn't have any teeth.
Shackleton had all the qualities of a great leader.
Unfortunately, she didn't have enough common sense to call the doctor.
It was Jane who led the protest. I never knew she had it in her.
Do you think Ken's got what it takes to be good doctor?
Let's have a look at the damage.
You'll feel better when you've had a nap.
Senator McCain had a conversation with the President about this issue.
We had a meeting on Thursday afternoon.
We almost had an accident on the freeway.
Keith's been having a lot of problems with his computer.
Bill is going into hospital to have a knee operation.
Did you have a good time at the party?
I had a terrible day at the office.
While they were on vacation, they had their car broken into.
They've got two kids of their own.
She has a cousin living nearby.
I've got a friend who works at NBC.
Gary knew he had some dangerous enemies.
I hear you've got a new boss.
I had to leave early to pick up the kids at school.
If you want to use the fax machine, you'll have to ask Shirley.
We're having to be very careful not to upset our customers.
There will have to be an official investigation into the accident.
You don't have to come if you don't want to.
Mr. Klein couldn't stay – he had something to attend to.
I can't stand here talking to you all day – I have work to do.
Can I have another piece of that delicious cake?
Let me buy you a drink. What'll you have?
Why don't you stay and have lunch with us?
I'll have the roast beef, please.
It's clear that the country has the ability to produce nuclear weapons.
I'm afraid I don't have the authority to approve the sale.
East Germans could not travel to the West unless they had special permission.
Everyone has a right to express their opinion.
Some of us never had the chance to go to college.
The chorus now has over 100 members.
The museum has two large rooms devoted to natural history.
Do you have a double room for June 23?
If you want Madonna's new CD, they've got it at Tower Records.
Do you have room for another person in your car?
I think we've got time for a quick swim before breakfast.
I didn't have time to cook anything.
We have friends staying with us right now.
I'm afraid the manager's got someone with her at the moment.
I don't want the children fooling around when I have guests.
I don't have any doubt at all about the success of our policies.
Do you ever have a feeling that you're being watched?
Does anyone have a better idea?
Hutton's book had a major impact on public opinion in this country.
Any increase in the rate of inflation could have a serious effect on levels of unemployment.
His sad story almost had us in tears.
You had me worried for a moment – I thought you weren't coming.
We need to have everyone sitting down at the same table.
The place is looking much better since they had it redecorated.
She wanted to have her portrait painted by a famous artist.
I'll have someone bring your luggage up right away.
They've had snow up in Minnesota already.
Last year the place was so full we had people sleeping on the floor.
People in the neighborhood have had enough of gang violence.
Ralph had his back to the door, so he didn't see me come in.
She's got her hair tied up in a bun today.
He had the book open in front of him.
I've got a terrible headache.
James had malaria while he was working in West Africa.
The X-rays show that he has a broken ankle.
Things have to get better – they can't get any worse.
He's just got to come, or I'll die!
He can't pay the rent because he doesn't have a job.
Foley had a junior position at the World Bank.
I have an appointment with the dentist tomorrow afternoon.
Jeff's got classes all day tomorrow.
I couldn't get away – he had me by the arm.
We have a man who comes in and mows the lawn once a week.
He thinks he can have any woman he wants.
You'd better be careful.
We'd best not say anything to my parents.
Had I realized what you were intending to do, I would have stopped you.
I have a duty to report anything suspicious to the police.
Employers have an obligation to provide safe working conditions.
Have a good weekend. See you on Monday.
I'll have the house all to myself next week.
If the boss hears what you've been doing, you've had it.
When they scored that second goal, I knew we'd had it.
I'm afraid my old bike's just about had it.
He says he's had it with politics.
I've had it up to here with Kevin – he never stops complaining.
Having spent over $200 on repairs, she wasn't expecting any more problems.
Having been warned of the danger, I took extra precautions.
Rumor has it that her husband is not the father of the child.
I'm not having that kind of behavior in my class.
We can't have strangers wandering around the place.
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