The Word Have

Look at the examples for each meaning and write your own sentences to practice

  1. Have = own, permanent possession

I have a red Toyota.  I have 3 pairs of jeans.

I have ______________________           I have ______________________

  1. Have=current possession

I have two handouts, take one.                 Ew! I have onions on my salad.

I have ______________________           I have ______________________

  1. Have=component parts

I have two arms and two legs.     My car has a hybrid engine.  A fan has blades.

I have ______________________           It has ______________________

  1. Have=auxiliary in Present Perfect

I have seen that movie three times.           Have you finished your work yet?

I have ______________________           I have ______________________

  1. Have to= verbal form of modal “must”

I have to go now.                                      I have to finish this by 3pm.

I have ______________________           I have ______________________

  1. Have=causative:  ask them to do it, get them to do it

I have my friend pick me up for class.     I have the teacher write a letter for me.

I have ______________________           I have ______________________

  1. Have=give, offer an event

I have a party every birthday.                  My department is having  a BBQ

I have __________________                   I’m having __________________

  1. Have=Schedule items

I have a class at 2pm.                                I have a meeting next Thursday.

I have ______________________           I have ______________________

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