How to use HAVE?




How to use HAVE?


Have + (You, They, I, We) + been + verb + ing?


HAVE indicates completed actions in the immediate past.

We use HAVE where we are not sure of time and definite nature of an action.

We use HAVE for an action which began at some time in the past but still continuing.


Question Forms :

Have + You + been + verb + ing?
Have + They + been + verb + ing?
Have + I + been + verb + ing?
Have + We + been + verb + ing?

Have you been reading for four hours?
Have you been staying here for three days?
Have you been staying here since Monday?
Have you been waiting for me?
Have you been studying here for 3 years?
Have you been studying here since 2010?
Have you been learning English?
Have you been attending the interview?
Have they been playing for a long time?
Have they been working here for 5 years?
Have the boys been preparing for the exams?
Have they been coming to the conclusion?
Have they been selecting the course of study?
Have they been arriving at Chennai?
Have they been writing well?
Have I been waiting for you?
Have I been reaching my goal?
Have I been learning French and Hindi?
Have I been staying with you?
Have we been reaching our destination?
Have we been riding a horse?
Have we been publishing a new book?
Have we been preparing for IAS exams?
Have we been expecting the best results?


Affirmative Answers :

Yes. You + have + been + verb + ing?
Yes. They + have + been + verb + ing?
Yes. I + have + been + verb + ing?
Yes. We + have + been + verb + ing?

Yes. You have been reading for four hours.
Yes. You have been staying here for three days.
Yes. You have been staying here since Monday.
Yes. You have been waiting for me.
Yes. You have been studying here for 3 years.
Yes. You have been studying here since 2010.
Yes. You have been learning English.
Yes. You have been attending the interview.
Yes. They have been playing for a long time.
Yes. They have been working here for 5 years.
Yes. The boys have been preparing for the exams.
Yes. They have been coming to the conclusion.
Yes. They have been selecting the course of study.
Yes. They have been arriving at Chennai.
Yes. They have been writing well.
Yes. I have been waiting for you.
Yes. I have been reaching my goal.
Yes. I have been learning French and Hindi.
Yes. I have been staying with you.
Yes. We have been reaching our destination.
Yes. We have been riding a horse.
Yes. We have been publishing a new book.
Yes. We have been preparing for IAS exams.
Yes. We have been expecting the best results.


Negative Answers :

No. You + have + been + verb + ing?
No. They + have + been + verb + ing?
No. I + have + been + verb + ing?
No. We + have + been + verb + ing?

No. You have not been reading for four hours.
No. You have not been staying here for three days.
No. You have not been staying here since Monday.
No. You have not been waiting for me.
No. You have not been studying here for 3 years.
No. You have not been studying here since 2010.
No. You have not been learning English.
No. You have not been attending the interview.
No. They have not been playing for a long time.
No. They have not been working here for 5 years.
No. The boys have not been preparing for the exams.
No. They have not been coming to the conclusion.
No. They have not been selecting the course of study.
No. They have not been arriving at Chennai.
No. They have not been writing well.
No. I have not been waiting for you.
No. I have not been reaching my goal.
No. I have not been learning French and Hindi.
No. I have not been staying with you.
No. We have not been reaching our destination.
No. We have not been riding a horse.
No. We have not been publishing a new book.
No. We have not been preparing for IAS exams.
No. We have not been expecting the best results.


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