HAVE is one of the most basic words in the English language, but its use can be a little difficult as in its use as an auxiliary verb. This post will have a look at HAVE and in which situations we can use it. It will also offer a vocabulary boost with useful collocations with HAVE.
TRY OUR VOCABULARY LEARNING METHOD (HERE) WITH THESE COLLOCATIONSHAVE as a general verb: We generally use have to talk about ownership or possession. For example, I have a white car. I have 104 friends. I don´t have a cat. HAVE in the present perfect: When have is used as part of the present perfect, it becomes an auxiliary verb and the meaning is no longer about possession. We use have + past participle For instance, I have been to Peru. She has travelled the world. You haven´t finished yet. Possibly the most confusing part is that we can use have got to express possession, even though it is the present perfect. Take a look at, I have got a red computer. You haven´t got a big house. HAVE can also be used in the future perfect: I will have finished my homework by 8pm. HAVE can also be used as part of the modal perfect; I might have passed if I had studies more.
DOWNLOAD THIS POST IN PDF (HERE)Collocations with HAVE: Have a look at Have a good time Have fun Have a helping hand Have a bath Have a shower Have an appointment Have an argument/quarrel Have an advantage Have a baby Have a bite to eat Have a break Have a meeting Have business Have a chance Have an opportunity Have an exam Have a chat Have a conversation Have an excuse Have a grudge Have a headache Have a laugh Have a meal Have a nap Have a good sleep Have a party Have a point Have a plan Have a problem Have a relationship Have a talk Have time Have trouble Have a word with someone Have word (to do) Have a job Have in common Have an accident Have difficulty in (doing) something Have a feeling Have a dream Have a try/go Have a snooze Have a lie down Have an enemy in (someone) Have a fight Have a shave Have a hair-cut Have a workout Have a stretch Have a drink Have a beer Have a taste Have a smell Have a listen
FOR MORE PRACTICE WITH COLLOCATIONS AND VOCABULARY SEE (HERE)Phrasal verbs with HAVE: Have against – I have nothing against you, but we have nothing in common Have around – (invite) We had our neighbour round for tea yesterday Have down as – (consider as) I have him down as a lazy worker Have in – We had the builders in to fix the roof Have in for – (dislike someone) My boss has it in for me Have off
- I had Monday off work to move house
- (slang = sexual relations) My girlfriends and I had it off
- (not carry) I don´t have my keys on me
- (wear) You have a hat on
FOR MORE PRACTICE WITH PHRASAL VERBS CLICK (HERE)HAVE as part of the causative: The causative is used when we pay, make or delegate someone else to do something for us. FORM = NOUN + HAVE/GET + NOUN + PAST PARTICIPLE (+ BY/WITH + NOUN/SUBJECT) Examples: Meaning: I get my hair cut by the barber on Main Street. The barber on Main Street cuts my hair. I have my shopping delivered to my house. The shopping is delivered to my house. I am going to have the house painted. I will pay someone to paint my house. I had my car fixed at the garage. The mechanic fixed my car at the garage. *Using get is more informal than have but has exactly the same meaning and is more common in spoken English.
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