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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Verb "To Have"

 
 

Definition

The verb "to have" expresses possession. It also is used as an auxiliary verb in different ways.

Example

   
Michelle has two black cats. (possession)
Have you got any cats? (auxiliary verb)

Explanation

The verb "to have" --

  • expresses possession (sometimes it is followed by "got").
  • is used as an auxiliary verb to make questions.
  • is used as an auxiliary verb to express necessity (have to).
  • is used as an auxiliary verb in present perfect and past perfect sentences.

Related Sections

Contractions
Modals
Past Perfect
Past Perfect Continuous
Present Perfect
Present Perfect Continuous
Questions
Verbs