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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Verb "To Have"

 
 

Sentences using the verb "to have"

Positive Sentence Question
(do + have)
Question
(have + got)
Negative Sentence
I have a blue jacket. Do I have a blue jacket? Have I got a blue jacket?
Haven't I got a blue jacket?
I have not got a blue jacket.
I do not have a blue jacket.
You have a green jacket. Do you have a green jacket? Have you got a green jacket?
Haven't you got a green jacket?
You have not got a green jacket.
You do not have a green jacket.
He has a brown jacket. Does he have a brown jacket? Has he got a brown jacket?
Hasn't he got a brown jacket?
He has not got a brown jacket.
He does not have a brown jacket.
She has a red jacket. Does she have a red jacket? Has she got a red jacket?
Hasn't she got a red jacket?
She has not got a red jacket.
She does not have a red jacket.

She has a red jacket. It has two pockets.
("It has" refers to the jacket. The jacket has two pockets.)

Does it have two pockets? Has it got two pockets?
Hasn't it got two pockets?
It has not got a pocket.
It does not have a pocket.
We have black jackets. Do we have black jackets? Have we got black jackets?
Haven't we got black jackets?
We have not got black jackets.
We do not have black jackets.
They have orange jackets. Do they have orange jackets? Have they got orange jackets?
Haven't they got orange jackets?
They have not got orange jackets.
They do not have orange jackets.

Sentences showing other uses of the verb "to have"

Verb Use Example Contracted Form
Auxiliary verb for questions Have you got any money? No contracted form
Auxiliary verb for necessity She has to study harder. No contracted form
Present perfect Harold has been to Africa. Harold's been to Africa.
Past perfect I had walked two kilometres when I realized I was walking in the wrong direction. I'd walked two kilometres when I realized I was walking in the wrong direction.