Written by Miranda González
As an English learner, it can be confusing to see and hear all of the different forms “have” everywhere. In some languages, you have different words for these different purposes, but not in English! Let’s take a look at the three main functions of “have.” The better you understand how “have” works, the easier it will be for you to use.
1. “Have” is used as a main verb in a sentence.
There are MANY definitions, but most often it means “to own, use, possess, experience, etc.” You can read the rest of the definitions here.
Examples of “have” as a main verb:
I have five brothers.
Are you having a good time?
Note that “have” and “have got” mean the same… read more