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Lesson 32
have - past tense

In the past tense, the verb “have” becomes had.  To make the negative or a question, the helping verb is “did.” 

 

  • He had an assignment. 
  • He didn’t have any free time. (negative)
  • Did he finish the assignment? (yes-no question) 
  • When did he finish it?  (information question) 

32a. have - past tense ✍🏾

had

singular

I had it.

You had it. 

He had it. 

She had it. 

It had it. 

 

plural

We had it. 

You had it. 

They had it.

have / had / had

32a. Examples

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  • Sarah had time to go to the beach. 
  • Her friend, Maria, also had time to go. 
  • I had time, too. 
  • We all had time to go there. 

32b. have - past tense negative

To form the negative in the present tense, add “did” and “not” to the main verb: did not have or didn’t have. 

singular

I did not have it. 

You did not have it. 

He did not  have it. 

She did not have it. 

It did not have it.

 

plural

We did not have it. 

You did not have it. 

They did not have it. 

In spoken English, use the contraction: didn’t.  

did + not + have = didn’t have

32b. Examples ✍🏾

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  • They didn’t have their shoes on. 
  • The other people at the beach didn’t have their shoes on because they were at the beach!  
  • They didn’t have their swimsuits on, so they didn’t go swimming. 

32c. have - past tense yes-no questions

To form a question, the verb “did” goes before the subject: 

singular

Did I have it? 

Did you have it?  

Did he have it? 

Did she have it? 

Did it have it? 

 

plural

Did we have it?  

Did you have it?  

Did they have it?  

  • Did you have any coffee yet today? 
  • Did the hotel have a swimming pool? 
  • Did we have a meeting today? 

32c. Examples ✍🏾

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  • Did you have a nice time at the capital? 
  • Did youhave time to go anywhere else? 

To answer a yes-no question, use the subject and the helping verb

  • Did they have a tour of the building? 
  • Yes, they did. 

subject: they

helping verb: did

 

 

32d. have - present tense questions for information

Question word + did + subject + have?

  • What did she have?
  • Where did they have the concert? 
  • When did you have breakfast? 
  • Why did he have a doctor’s appointment? 
  • How much pizza did you have? 

32d. Examples ✍🏾

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  • How much pizza did they have? 
  • How many pieces of pizza did they have? 

Practice

Write in your notebook. ✍🏾

Directions: Write each sentence with the verb “have” in the past tense. 

1. She _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ some homework to do. 

2. Joe _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  any homework. (negative) 

3. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ you _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ a nice time at the concert? (question) 

4. What time _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the church _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  its service? (question) 

5. We _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  coffee already. 

6. The bakery _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  any baguettes. (negative) 

7. Why _ _ _ _ _ _ _  the store _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  so many people in it? (question) 

8. Who _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ you _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  as your teacher last year? (question) 

9. Leo _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  a hard time waking up this morning. 

10. Who _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  the last piece of pizza?  (question) 

The answers are below. 

 

Answers: 

1. She had some homework to do. 

2. Joe didn’t have any homework. 

3. Did you have a nice time at the concert? 

4. What time did the church have its service? 

5. We had coffee already. 

6. The bakery didn’t have any baguettes. 

7. Why did the store have so many people in it? 

8. Who did you have as your teacher last year? 

9. Leo had a hard time waking up this morning. 

10. Who had the last piece of pizza? 

 

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