The verb have - auxiliary and main verb

have got or has got - Explanation
have or have got - Explanation
have, has, had - Exercise 1 Exercise 2

The verb have can be an auxiliary verb or a main verb in English.

have as a main verb in the Simple Present (have, has, don't have, doesn't have)

affirmative negative
I, we, you, they:
I have a new guitar. I don't have a new guitar.
he, she, it:
He has a new guitar. He doesn't have a new guitar.


have as a main verb in the Simple Past (had, didn't have)

affirmative negative
I had a new guitar. I didn't have a new guitar.

see: have or have got


have as an auxiliary verb and a main verb - Present Perfect (had)

affirmative negative
I, we, you, they:
They have had a nice time. They haven't had a nice time.
he, she, it:
He has had a nice time. He hasn't had a nice time.


have as an auxiliary verb and a main verb - Past Perfect (had)

affirmative negative
They had had a nice time. They hadn't had a nice time.


have as an auxiliary verb in the Present Perfect (past participle):

affirmative negative
I, we, you, they:
I have seen Peter. I haven't seen Peter.
he, she, it:
She has seen Peter. She hasn't seen Peter.


have als auxiliary verb in the Past Perfect (past participle):

affirmative negative
I had seen Peter. I hadn't seen Peter.


have als auxiliary verb in the Future Perfect (past participle):

affirmative negative
They will have spoken to Peter. They won't have spoken to Peter.
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