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Auxiliary verbs have has had learning basic English 

What will I learn from the English lesson using auxiliary verbs have, has, had?

During this English lesson you will learn how to use the verbs 'have, has, had' in sentences. Each verb there is an explanation of what each verb is used for and examples. This is not a grammar lesson on tenses so if you are not sure of any that are mentioned please click on the links or see the list of  lessons that are related to this one at the bottom of page.

What is the verb has used for?

  • You can use the verb 'has' to show you or in possession of something. 
  • It can also be used for present tense  and present perfect tenses sentences.
  • Sometimes you also have to use the verb has for the third person singular.

Examples of using the verb has:

When using the verb has you will use he, she or it. He has a lot of books

 **   HINT ** he, she or it = singular

She has a pet dog.
He has a girlfriend.
It has snowed all day 
(example of present perfect)
Sarah has your pen. (Third person singular)
The motorbike has a flat tyre.

What is the verb have used for?

You can use the verb 'have' for the following:

  • Describe something that has to happen.
  • Somebody is  in possession of something. 
  • Affirmative sentences.

Examples of using the verb have:

When you use the verb have we can use  'You' and 'I',we','they' with have.

You have a nice car.
I have a great English teacher.
You have food on your shirt.
I have to go to the shop now.
They have a dog
We have a lovely baby girl.

What is the verb had used for?

You can use the verb 'had' for the following:

Examples of using the verb had:

The following list shows things that you have possession or have happened.

The next 3 are all singular.

I had a pen (you no longer have a pen).
He had a football.
She had a doll.

The next are used for 2 or more people (plural).

They had a car.
We had a talk.

Combining have and had

When you combine have and had it is a combination of two verbs:

  • present tense have
  • past perfect object had

I have had lunch. (I have eaten lunch)
I have had a shower. (I have taken a shower)

Have + had = present perfect.

This means when using "have had" it is simply the present perfect of the verb "to have".

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