The verb "to have (got)"

Positive statements in the simple present tense

  • I have
  • You have
  • He, she, it has
  • We have
  • You have
  • They have
As you see, you don't just add s to the verb have! You must use the form has with he, she, it.
Note: the verb have indicates a possession: I have a car. She has a dog. They have a new house. You can also use the verb have got equally to indicate a possession: I have got a car. She has got a dog. They have got a new house.
Have or has? Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verb have in the simple present tense.
  • Anna a cold. She a headache and doesn't feel well. That's why she to stay in bed. Pedro enters the room and says: "Hey Anna, we will have lunch soon. Can you get up?" Anna replies: "No, I can't. I a very bad headache." Pedro: "Ok, then lunch in bed today!"

Negative statements in the simple present tense

To negate a statement, use "don't/doesn't" + have:
  • We don't have a car.
  • They don't have any money.
  • He doesn't have swimming lesson today.
Look at the pictures and answer the questions. When the picture is crossed out, write a negative answer. For example: Does he have a car? No, he doesn't have a car.. When there is just a normal picture without a cross, write a positive answer: Does he have a car? Yes, he has a car.
  • bike
    Does he have a bike? ⁠.
  • car
    Do they have a car? ⁠.
  • dog
    Does she have a dog? ⁠.
  • cat
    Do they have a cat? ⁠.
  • football
    Do we have a ball? ⁠.

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