Posted by Rube on May 21, 2004
In Reply to: Past or present posted by Miri Barak on May 20, 2004
: : : I cannot decide whether this sentence is in the past or present tense?
: : : I'll appreciate your help.
: : : "we've had plenty of people take a look at this dog at this point".
: : : Thank you
: : It's in the past. "...at this point" is unnecessary and confusing.
: Thank you so much.
I agree it is a perfect tense; I don't agree that "at this point" is necessarily superfluous.
""we've had plenty of people take a look at this dog [previously, but if you would like to...][and have more appointments next week] at this point/by this time [implying] 'and it is enough already'