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Verb to have English lesson

What will learn during the lesson learning about the verb to have?

This English lesson you will be learning what the verb to have means and how to use it in sentences.

What does the verb 'have' mean?

The verb "to have" implies that you are in possession of something.

Examples: I have a dog.          I have a motorbike.         I have some food.

The verb have is one of the most used verbs in the English language. It has many ways that it can be used.

The table below shows how to use the English verb to have in a postive and negitive way

Affirmative                                         Negative                           
I have a watch. I don't have a watch.
You have a ball. You don't have a ball.
We have a watch. We don't have a watch.
They      have     a orange.                                They      don't have a orange.
He has a coat. He doesn't have      a coat.
She has a bag. She doesn't have a bag.
It has a watch. It doesn't have a watch.

When using the  English verb to have to indicate possession you can say:"I have a  watch" or you can say "I have got a watch".

Examples of how to show you are in possession of an item.

When using it to show you are in possession you  say "I have a small dog" or  "I have got a lovely long haired cat".

I have an old motorbike.              I have a bran new car.          I don't have any money this month.

I have a shower in the morning = I have got a shower in my bathroom.

I don't have a shower = I haven't got a shower.


Using the verb to have to show an action. I have a bath everydayHow to use the verb to have to show an action.

I have a bath every day before I go school.

I'm having a bath now.

how to use the verb have



Examples of action

I have a bath every night before going to sleep.

I'm having a bath now.

****  Warning ****

Do not take the continuous form "I having"  when using the auxiliary verb be.

Examples of how to use

I am having my dinner     Are you having a good time?

I am having a rest.          Are you having a shower?

The verb "to have" as an auxiliary verb

The verb "to have" can be used as an auxiliary verb so it can help other verbs to be the perfect tense - auxiliary verb have + past participle (An action completed or state).


I have eaten a lot of food.

I have never been to London, but iI would love to go.

I have already eaten thank you.

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