The verb « to have » - Free english lesson
Chapter The verbs: to be, to have, to do


Auxiliary
« Have » is used as an auxiliary in order to form tenses such as present perfect and past perfect.
He has decided to leave his country.
He had forgotten his wallet in the movie theatre.


An activity
« Have » followed by a noun describes an activity.
We are having lunch.
After the work, they had a drink.


Have + to
« Have + to » expresses an obligation.
We have to be on time.
You have to speak louder.


The possession
« Have » expresses the possession. « Have got » can also be used with the same meaning (only in the present tense).
He has two dogs.
I have got my driving licence.


Contractions
Whenever the verb « to have » is conjugated, it may contract as follows :
I have → I've
You have → You've
He/She has → He's /She's
They have → They've
I had → I'd
have not → haven't
has not → hasn't
had not → hadn't


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