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PostPosted: 5th April 2007, 15:49 Post subject: We often use Have got

Have and have got (Possess, own …etc)





We often use Have got rather than Have alone. So you can say:



* We've got a new car. Or We have a new car.



* Ahmed has got two sisters. Or Ahmed has two sisters.



We use Have got or Have for illness, pains etc:



* I've got a headache. Or I have a headache.



In questions and negative sentences there are three possible forms:





(A)



* Have you got any money? I haven't got any money



* Has she got a car? She hasn't got a car




(B)
* Do you have any money? I don't have any money




* Does she have a car? She doesn't have a car


(C)




* Have you any money? I haven't any money (Less usual)



* Has she a car? She hasn't a car (Less usual)





When Have means "Possess" you cannot use continuous forms

(Is having / are having)



* I have / I've got a headache (not "I'm having")



For the past we use had (usually without "got"):



* Sara had long hair when she was a child (not "Sara had got")



In past question and negative sentences we normally use Did/Didn't



* Did they have a car when they were living in Riyadh?



* I didn't have a watch, so I didn't know the time



* Sara had long hair, did she?






Have breakfast / have a bath / have a good …etc
Have (but not have got) is also used for many actions and experiences

For example:



Have = breakfast / dinner / a cup of coffee / a cigarette etc

Have = a shower / bath / a swim / a rest / a party / a holiday / a nice time etc

Have = an accident / an experience / a dream etc

Have = a look (at something) / a chat (with somebody)

Have = a baby (=give birth to a baby)

Have = difficulty / trouble / fun








* Goodbye! I hope you have a nice a good time

* Sara had a baby recently


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* I usually have a sandwich for my lunch (have = "eat" not "have got")

But * I've got some sandwiches. Would you like one?



In these expression, Have is like other verbs. You can use continuous forms (Is having / are having) where suitable:



* I had a postcard from Ahmed this morning. He's on holiday.

He says he's having a wonderful time. (Not "he has a wonderful")



* The phone rang while we were having dinner. (Not "while we had")



In questions and negative sentences we normally use Do/Does/Did:



* I don't usually have a big breakfast. (Not "I usually haven't)



* What time does Sara have lunch? (Not "has Sara lunch")



* Did you have any difficulty finding somewhere to live?




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