Use of HAVE

Use of HAVE :

When it is used as a main verb, the verb 'have' most often means 'to possess' or 'to eat'; on the other hand, when it used as a primary auxiliary (helping verb), it goes with the 'en' from of the verb to create the perfect tense (a tense which reflects an action that is complete but without a definite time attached to it).

While it is thus correct to say 'I have the book', if one is carrying it and 'I have eaten', if one is offered food, but one wishes not to eat it, it is more proper to say 'Take a seat' rather than 'Have a seat', as even position of authority are posts occupied and therefore not permanent.

Examples of Have as a main verb :

• I have eggs for breakfast everyday.

• This dish has a smoky flavour.

• I have a blue car with red stripes.

• I have a feeling that this will work out.

Examples of Have as a primary auxiliary :

• Have you felt this way before?

• I have explained this quite clearly.

• I have run all the way here.

• I have taught you all I know.

Use of HAVE