Have and Has

“Have” and “has” are important words that we use to talk about possession and things that people own or possess. 

1. “Have” and “Has” for Possession

“Have” and “has” show that someone owns or possesses something. They help us talk about what belongs to whom.

Have” is used with “I,” “you,” “we,” and “they.”

Has” is used with “he,” “she,” and “it.”

2. How to Use “Have” and “Has” in Sentences

I have a bicycle.

You have a new book.

We have a pet dog.

They have colourful pencils.

He has a cool skateboard.

She has a cute teddy bear.

It has a fluffy tail.

3. Positive Sentences

When we want to say someone owns something, we use “have” or “has” depending on the subject, followed by the object they own.

I have a red hat.

She has a big kite.

4. Negative Sentences

To make a negative sentence, we use “do not” (shortened as “don’t“) or “does not” (shortened as “doesn’t“) before “have” or “has.”

I do not have a yellow scarf. (or “I don’t have a yellow scarf.”)

He does not have a skateboard. (or “He doesn’t have a skateboard.”)

5. Questions

To make a question, we invert the order of the subject and “have” or “has.”

Do you have a soccer ball?

Does she have a smartphone?

6. Talking About Possessions

Have” and “has” help us talk about what things people own. They show us who has what. Imagine it’s like showing off things that belong to us or others.

My friend has a cute puppy.

We have a secret hideout.

In the next chapter, we’ll dive into the Present Perfect tense, which builds on what you’ve learned about “have” and “has.”

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