Grammar Lesson: Using "Have" and "Has"

Grammar Lesson: Using "Have" and "Has"
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"Have" and "has" are used to show possession or to indicate something that is present. They are also used as auxiliary verbs in perfect tenses.


  • "Have" is used with I, you, we, and they.
  • "Has" is used with he, she, and it.


Positive Sentences:

  • I have a new book.
  • You have a great idea.
  • We have a meeting tomorrow.
  • They have two dogs.
  • He has a car.
  • She has a beautiful smile.
  • It has a long tail.

Negative Sentences:

  • I do not have a pen. (or I don't have a pen.)
  • You do not have enough time. (or You don't have enough time.)
  • We do not have any questions. (or We don't have any questions.)
  • They do not have a reservation. (or They don't have a reservation.)
  • He does not have any money. (or He doesn't have any money.)
  • She does not have an appointment. (or She doesn't have an appointment.)
  • It does not have a name. (or It doesn't have a name.)

Key Points:

  1. Use "have" with I, you, we, and they.
  2. Use "has" with he, she, and it.
  3. For negative sentences, add "do not" or "does not" (shortened to "don't" or "doesn't") before "have" or "has":
    • I/You/We/They do not have (or don't have)
    • He/She/It does not have (or doesn't have)

By following these rules, you can correctly use "have" and "has" in your sentences!