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B9 Have

Lesson Nine

Have (present tense)

S + has / have

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Singular
Plural
I have
We have
You have
You have
He has
She has
It has
They have

“Have” is usually used for ownership, ability, or for a description….

  • I have a new car.
  • They have time to go to the movies.
  • She has brown eyes.
  • He has a beard.

 

…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.

 

 

I have glasses.

 

 

You have sunglasses.

 

 

He has a gun.

 

 

She has a tricycle.

 

 

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)
Singular Plural
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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