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Verbs in English

The verb "have"

The third most important verb to learn in English is the verb “have.” Use this verb when talking about possession, experiences, eating, drinking, and when forming many different phrasal verbs. The verb “have” is also an important helping verb. 

 

 

have
Present Tense - Affirmative

singular

I have ____
You have ____
He has ____
She has ____
It has ____
plural

We have ____
You have ____

They have ____


The verb “have” usually takes an object:  I have it. She has it.  The word “it” is the object in these sentences. 

have
Present Tense - Negative

singular

I do not have ____
You do not have ____
He does not have ____
She does not have ____
It does not have ____
plural

We do not have ____
You do not have ____

They do not have ____


have
Forming Negative Contractions

do not have =
does not have =
don't have
doesn't have


have
Present Tense - Negative Contractions

singular

I don't have ____
You don't have ____
He doesn't have ____
She doesn't have ____
It doesn't have ____
plural

We don't have ____
You don't have ____

They dob't have ____
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