29+ Have Verb Examples:When,Where,How,Why To Use And Not Use And FAQs


This article will introduce you to some have verb examples.

Have is an irregular verb. It is the base form and it has other forms namely has, had and having.

Let us look at some have verb examples.

If the subject is plural (I, we, you, they )we use the base form ‘have’ .Has is used if the subject is singular (she ,he,it). Had is the past tense form for all the subjects. Have and has are the present tense forms. The gerund form is ‘having’.

Have verb examples are explained below.

1.I have a beautiful home in the suburbs.

Here we used the present tense form “have” because the subject is ‘I’

2.You have a charming personality.

   Here we used “have” because the subject ‘you’ .

3.They have a lake house to spend the vacation.

   Here “have” is used because the subject is a pronoun ‘they’.

4.We have a beautiful pond in the backyard.

     The subject is a plural pronoun ‘we’ and therefore we use “have”.

5.Anna has a beautiful smile on her face.

    Here “has” is used because the subject we are referring to is a singular noun ‘Anna’.

6.She has a caring family to stand by her.

   Here “has” is used because the subject is a singular pronoun ‘she’.

7.Garry had told them about his mother.

     Here “had’’ is used which is the past tense form of the base verb ‘have’.(Had is the past tense form for all the subjects that we use.)

8.They had informed the police about the robbery.

     Here “had” is used which is the past tense form of the base verb ‘have’. Had is the past tense form for all the subjects that we use.

9.I am having my breakfast with my niece .

    “Having” is the gerund or the present participle form of the verb ‘have’ and it is used here to express a present continuous tense.

10.Alex will have a beautiful time in the States.

Here “have” is used in a future tense form with ‘will’

11.They have played well in the tournament.

    “Have” is used as an auxiliary verb here to form a present perfect tense.

12.She has applied for the Army recruitment exam.

      Here present perfect tense is formed using “has” as an auxiliary verb.

13.Roy has been waiting here for Sam since morning.

 “Has” is used as an auxiliary verb to form a present perfect continuous tense.

14.They have been playing for the team since 2000.

   Here present perfect continuous tense is formed by using “have” as an auxiliary verb.

15.He had already done the laundry.

  Here “had” is used as an auxiliary verb to form a sentence in the past perfect tense to show that the action happened in an earlier time in the past.

16.They had been living in Bombay since 2000.

  Here “had’’ is used as an auxiliary verb to form a past perfect continuous tense.

17.You will have joined the party by 2023.

  Here “have” is used as an auxiliary verb to form a future perfect tense.https://www.grammarly.com/blog/future-perfect/

18.I have a new pair of shoes gifted by my friend.

   “Have” is used as a main verb in simple present tense because the verb ’have’ is enough to indicate the possession here.

19.She has an old type writer to write her novels

       Here “has” is working as a main verb in simple present tense.

20.I had a bicycle.

     Here “Had” is performing as a main verb .

21.Maria has long blonde hair.

      Here “has” is used to talk about  an individual characteristic.

22.I have a toy dragon to play with my friends.

      Here “have” is used to show a possession.

23.Can I have a cup of hot chocolate .I am thirsty.

   Here “have” is used to ask for something to drink.

24.Tom had a nice time in Japan.

    Here “had” is used to express an experience.

25.Baby is going to have a bath.

    Here “have” is used to indicate an action.

26.Let’s have a party  tonight .

    Here “have” is used to talk about an activity.

27.We have a meeting to discuss the  curriculum.

     Here “ have” is used to  express the idea of interaction.

28.Have you seen Radha?

  We used “have’’ here to form a question because the verb form is a perfect verb form(seen).

29.Alvin is having a chat with his boss.

   Here “having” is used to show a conversation .This is a present continuous form and must use the be verb form before have.

30.Eric had a haircut at his friend’s salon.

  “Had”  is used to have something done.

31.I have had a  surgery recently.

  Here “have” is used as an auxiliary and a main verb (subject+ have+ past participle form of the main verb)

32.Sara has had a cup of coffee.

  Here “has” is used as an auxiliary and a main verb.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What type of verb is Have?

Have is an irregular verb

Where to use verb Have?

Have is used as an auxiliary verb to form other verb tenses.

Subject +have + past participle of the main verb.

  Example: He has cleaned the room.

Where to not use verb Have?

   Do not use having in the present continuous tense to show possession .It is not right to say ‘I am having a cat’. It should be ‘I have a cat’.

When to use verb Have?

     You can use have when you want to talk about possession ,action, activities, personal characteristic etc.

 Examples: I have a Sedan car.(possession)

                    His kid is having a bath.(action)

                    Let’s have a party .(activity)

                    Germans have a sharp nose.(characteristic)

When to not use verb Have?

    Do not say ‘I have 20 years old’. It should be ‘I am 20 years old’.

How to use verb Have?

     We can use have as an auxiliary as well as a main verb .

     Example:

                     I have a parker pen.(main verb)

                     I have cleaned the room.(auxiliary)

Why to use verb Have?

     By using the verb have we can talk about things such as possession,action,activities,personal traits ,etc.

Have is which part of speech?

    Have is a verb.

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