Have and Has

Have and Has :

The verbs have and has are used to say what people own or possess. They are also used to talk about things that people do or get, such as illnesses. These words are the simple present tense of the verb have.

Peter has a sore knee.
We have breakfast at 7:00 A.M.
Monkeys have long tails.
He has a lot of stamps.
She has long hair.
Our house has large windows.
I have a younger brother.
We have art lessons on Mondays.
Have a cookie, if you like.
Dad has a cold.
Jenny often has sandwiches for lunch.

Use has with he, she, it, and with singular nouns. Use have with I, you, we, they, and with plural nouns.

Here is a table to help you remember the rules.

First person Singular….I have
First person Plural….we have
Second person Singular….you have
Second person Plural….you have
Third person Singular…. he has
Third person Singular….she has
Third person Singular….it has
Third person Plural….they have

Learn these contractions.

I have = I’ve
you have = you’ve
he has = he’s
she has = she’s
it has = it’s
we have = we’ve
they have = they’ve
have not = haven’t
has not = hasn’t

We have a new science teacher.
He is a bad temper.
I often have fruit for dessert.
You have a good chance of winning the prize.
She always has oatmeal for breakfast.
The broom has a blue handle.
They never have any problem with tests.
The girls have golden hair.
An insect has six legs.
Dad has his cell phone with him.
The children have a new swing set.
Many poor people have nothing to eat.
Chicago has a very big airport.
A triangle has three sides.
The man has two daughters.
James has a toothache.
All the passengers have their tickets.

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