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using 'have' and 'has'

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Maltese fishing boats

"Malta has colourful fishing boats."
"The fishermen have traditional boats."

Here are some points to remember when using 'have' and 'has'.

Let's start with the basics.

They can both be used to show possession and are important in making the 'perfect tenses'.
'Had' is the past tense of both 'has' and 'have'.

have

Have is used with some pronouns and plural nouns:
'I have a great English teacher.'
'You have toothpaste on your chin.'
'We have a meeting at 12.'

'Nurses have a difficult job.'

has

Has is used with the third person singular. For example:
'She has a great personality.'
'He has a new haircut.'
'The washing machine has a leak in it'.
'It has a hole near the door.'

contractions

I have = I've
you have = you've
we have = we've
they have = They've
he has = he's
it has = it's

negative contractions

has not = hasn't
have not = haven't
had not = hadn't

'have' and 'has' in questions

'Have you been to Australia?'
'Has Andrew left yet?'
'Who has my pen?'
'Has anyone seen my mobile phone?'

'have got' and 'have'

Both 'have got' and 'have' mean the same thing. There is no difference.

'I have got an i-phone.' = 'I have an i-phone'.
'You have got a message.' = You have a message.'
'She has got no time to sleep.' ='She has no time to sleep.'

'have' and 'has' verb tenses

'have/has'' is an important verb in making the 'perfect tense':

Present Perfect
'She has lived here for a long time.'
'We have seen this TV show before.'
'I have cut my finger.'

Past Perfect
'I had already decided not to go before he asked me.'
'They had finished the race before it started raining.'
'She had already left when he arrived'

modal verbs: 'have to'

'have to' is used to mean that something is necessary. It is used in the following way in affirmative sentences:
subject + modal (have to / has to) + verb
'I have to wash my car today.'
'He has to write a report.'
'I had to go to the bank yesterday.'

'have to' in negative sentences

In negatives to show that something is not necessary we follow this rule:
subject + doesn't have to + verb
'We don't have to work tomorrow.'
'She doesn't have to wear a uniform to school'
'I didn't have to make my bed when I was young'

-ed' and '-ing' adjectives: describing feelings and things

How to use Either and Neither

  • She ___ a lot of homework.



  • We ___ a busy day yesterday.




  • India ___ a very interesting culture.




  • They ___ eaten all the food!



  • The workers ___ to arrive at 8:30.



  • When she was young, she ___ to help her mother.




  • The boys ___ been here all day.



  • Others ___ no say in the matter.



  • Elvis Presley ___ many hit records in the 50s.



  • ___ you got a moment?



  • ___ it stopped raining?







Comments

using 'have' and 'has'

One mistake

kya ho raha hai

kya ho raha hai

hi

broadcast engineer

cool...can be a little more

cool...can be a little more interesting

cool...can be a little more

cool...can be a little more interesting

life is a tough lesson

For someboday else life maybe so easy for them to get on, but not for me. In my life i have to learn lots of things that sometimes i really don't want to, but i have no choice cos i was born to learn it and deal with it.But i feel greatful anyway cos i know lots of people have the tougher life than i think i am. Thanks god that i've always can cheer myself up. Cos i have lots of good friends, the spirit ones that make me always think positive about life i suffer.

Better this way :)

For somebody else, life may be so easy to get on, but not for me. I had to go through lots of things in my life that, sometimes, I really didn't want to. But I had no choice because I was born to deal and learn from them. But I feel grateful anyways because I know lots of people have tougher lives than my life. Thanks God that I've always cheered myself up. And thanks for having lots of good friends, the ones that always made me think in a positive way during difficult times of my life.

can i have ur name plz

can i have ur name plz

this is very tough questions

this is very tough questions

Have/Has/Had

Questions are very easy to answering.Please improve the standards that is difficult to answer.One more thing improve material standards.

sunnytcs

Please, remember that we don't use 'to + ...ing.'  You should instead say 'to answer'. Thanks.

using 'have' and 'has'

Nemo me impune lacessit

i thought it was a pretty difficult, because is very easy to make confusion in the middle...the answer is under or upper?

(had) - (has) very important lesson

I had took this lesson before but now I make sure.

Thanks my best teacher

I love this Language. Anas Legend

you(n)g

When she was you(n)g, she ___ to help her mother.

question

Is there any difference between the following two sentences?

1.Have you ever been to Tibet?
2.Have you been to Tibet?

thanx

On one sentence

" You have no say in this matter ".

Can anyone elaborate use of this sentence in other areas.

No there is no difference

No there is no difference between these two questions

THANKS

Thanks for revising

omar I had bought new car

omar
I had bought new car yesterday,and I have to sell my old car.

Thanks

thanks for this revising I just did one mistake Smile

No mistake, this means that

No mistake, this means that it is very easy

please, make more hard and interesting

thanks

have/has/had

this lesson was very good explained, when/why we have to use have and has. I made no mistake.

Greetings Wave

 Very WELL explained. No

 Very WELL explained. No mistakeS.

have OR has

I had 1 mistake. WOW !!!

has had have

he has a girlfriend,, he has a girlfriend?..is it correct

they have walk. have they walked? is it correct?

they had a dog. had they a dog.

i want to learn the structure of these in questioning...thanks for help...

He has a girlfriend. They

He has a girlfriend.

They have walked/they walked.

They had a dog.

 

Does he have a girlfriend?

Have they walked? Did they walk?

Did they have a dog?

useful lesson

really very easy .

thanks so much

Hi! I understood it! Thank

Hi!

I understood it! Thank you!

Eugene 

I am really want to learn

I am really want to learn english. I HAVE TO DO IT BECAUSE I have a dream to do one thing...to join in very amazing project in the next years. It's the international project - ERASMUS!!!

Please teaach "have" and "has"

She ofter "has" her lunch in a restaurant is correct? Or, She often "have" her lunch in a restaurant is correct?

Can anyone help to elaborate furthe details in explanation?

Appreciate!!

 

 

use of contraction for it has and he has

wa is contraction of it is and she is if the contraction of it has is it's and she has is she's?

Have and Has

Thank you for this helpful page! The best reference for understanding has, have and had!!! Yeah!

I like it...

I like it...

using "has" / "have "

Canyou let me know which is correct:

How many hands has a clock?

or

How many hands have a clock?

has/have

Right answer is How many hands have a clock

how many hands have a clock

how many hands have a clock

Easy lession

this was very essy lession make so good q on day to day life which helps a lot

have/has

8 out of 10 cool

Hello

zero mistake thanks

Boys , others are first

Boys , others are first person or second person

adding past tense and past

adding past tense and past participle of the verb to have, has and had is my major concern. help Sad

:)

perfect! I want to learn more xD

arsiii21

thank you so much for taught us

Have and has

No mistake. Smile

i want to improve my communcation skills

well , i want to know how can i improve my english speaking?

i want to improve my communcation skills

well , i want to know how can i improve my english speaking?

English grammar

My grammar is very poor

10 of 10

10 of 10

has/have with how many

How many children has your aunt?
How many children have your aunt?
Which one is correct. Please tell soon.

how to use does

can you please explain it