Have Past Simple, Definition and Example Sentences

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Have Past Simple

In this lesson, we will examine the use and examples of ‘have’ in detail. ‘Have’ is a word used in English very often in everyday life, newspapers, movies and schools. Therefore, this word needs to be learned in detail. When the verb ‘have’ is used as the actual verb, it means having. For example:

  • I have, you have

In singles, the verb ‘have’ can become ‘special’. For example:

  • He has
  • She has
  • It has.

While doing negative, do aux verb is used and annotation is used. For example:

  • I don’t have.
  • You don’t have
  • He doesn’t have.
  • We don’t have.
  • You don’t have.
  • They don’t have.





While doing the question form, the verb do help is used. For example:

  • Do I have?
  • Do you have?
  • Does he have?

Let’s look at some examples:

  • I have a laptop.
  • Tomas has a dog.
  • Billy doesn’t have a bike.
  • Do you have a bus?
  • No, l don’t have a bus.

The verb ‘have’ becomes ‘had’ when it is desired to be used as a past tense. For example:

  • I have = I had
  • You have = you had
  • He had
  • We had
  • You had
  • They had

While doing negative, ‘did’ auxiliary verb and ‘note’ suffix are used. For example:

  • I didn’t have.
  • You didn’t have
  • He didn’t have
  • We didn’t have
  • You didn’t have
  • They didn’t have

While doing the question form, the auxiliary verb did did. For example:

  • Did I have?
  • Did you have?
  • Did he have?





The negative form of question is as follows.

  • Didn’t I have?
  • Didn’t you have?
  • Didn’t he have?

Various example sentences with the verb ‘have’:

  • Tomas had a dog two years ago.
  • Cameron didn’t have a bus last year.
  • I had many notebooks when l was a lawyer.
  • Did you have a black t-shirt last month?
  • No, l didn’t have a black t-shirt last month.

The verb ‘have’ is the actual verb when used with some direct objects. For example:

  • to have a lunch (breakfast, dinner etc.)
  • to have a coffee.
  • to have a bath.
  • to have a nice time etc.
  • It is no different from the use of any actual verb in tense changes.

When act is used with an actual infinitive, it declares an imperative. For example:

  • You have to go

Here too, ‘have’ is the actual verb. For this reason, it does not take ‘not’ at the end of the negative process and it does not go over when the question form is made. The verb ‘have’ is the actual verb when it is used to describe that a job has been done to someone else. In English, this type of sentence is called a causative form. When constructing such sentences, a direct object is introduced after the have and then the third form of the verb is brought. For example:

Haircut. (We don’t cut our hair ourselves, we’ll have someone cut it.)

  • You have your hair cut.
  • Since ‘have’ is the actual verb here, the negative form is as follows.
  • You don’t have your hair cut.

With The Present Perfect, The Past Perfect and The Future Perfect Tens, the verb ‘have’ is the auxiliary verb in their continuous. It is for this reason that it gets a “not” at the end when it is done negatively. While having a question, ‘have’ comes first. For example:

  • You have written
  • You have not written.
  • Have you written?
  • You had written
  • You had not written.
  • Had you written?
  • You have been writing.
  • You have not been writing.
  • Have you been writing?





The verb ‘have’ is the auxiliary verb in the form of use we see here, it is used together with the third form of the verb ‘to get’ and ‘got’ and it means having it again. For example:

  • You have got.
  • Tomas has got.
  • Have you got?
  • Have they got?
  • Has Tomas got it?
  • You haven’t got it.
  • Tomas hasn’t got it.
  • Haven’t you got?
  • Haven’t they got telephone?
  • Hasn’t Tomas got book?

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