Have (present tense)
S + has / have
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“Have” is usually used for ownership, ability, or for a description….
…but the word “have” is also a very popular substitute for the words “eat” and “drink.”
- She has coffee every morning.
- (She drinks coffee every morning.)
- He has pancakes for breakfast.
- (He eats pancakes for breakfast.)
Have is also an important helping verb:
- I have lived in Minnesota for three years.
In the example above, (have) + (past participle) make the present perfect tense.
The cake has a lot of fruit on top of it.
We have time to learn English.
They have a hamburger and french fries.
All three children have popsicles.
Note: To make “have” negative in the present tense, use don’t or doesn’t + have.
Correct: He doesn’t have any money. / I don’t have any money.
Incorrect: He hasn’t any money.
(but okay in British English)
|Have – Present Tense (negative with contraction) |
|I don’t have…. ||We don’t have… |
|You don’t have… ||You don’t have… |
|He doesn’t have… ||They don’t have… |
|She doesn’t have… |
|It doesn’t have… |
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