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  • Hello, engVid viewers. Welcome back. Today, we're doing a lesson on: "have" and "have

  • got", and the differences between these two grammatical constructions, and when we use

  • them. Okay? So I'm going to be talking through the different uses of: "have" and "have got",

  • which tenses we can use, whether it's past, present, or future, and then looking at the

  • form; exactly how we make sentences using: "have" or "have got".

  • As a generalization, here in the UK, we prefer to say: "has got" rather than "has". Missing

  • a little mark there. So, I might say: "David Cameron has got an important job." Whereas

  • in the US, they might say: "Barack Obama has an important job." Okay? So that's just a

  • small little difference you might want to think about. It's not important though, don't

  • worry too much about it.

  • When we're talking about the possessive, when we're talking about things you own-okay?-property,

  • you can use both: "have" and "have got". So, for example: "My friend, Joanna, has got a

  • beautiful house." Or I could use: "have". "Billy has a big horse." Okay? So I can use

  • both: "has got" and "has". Yeah? Pretty, pretty plain sailing? Obviously, if it's not "he",

  • so this is "he", if it was kind of "they", then it would be: "They have a big horse."

  • A big horse.

  • Now, how do I ask questions about the possessive? Well, if I'm using: "have", I take this form:

  • "Do you have a carrot?" Because Billy's horse is hungry. Okay? "Do you have", and then my

  • object here. "Do you have?" If I'm using: "have got", then I put "have" and this is

  • kind of my subject. "Have you got a mortgage?" Okay? So: "Do you have...?" or: "Have you

  • got...?" Okay? Something to remember. "Do you have...?" or: "Have you got...?"

  • Now, when I'm using actions: "have" I use when I'm talking about something that is a

  • habit. For example: "I usually have a shower after going to the gym." Okay? "I usually

  • have Weetabix in the morning." So these are things that I do quite often. "Have got",

  • it's slightly different when I'm talking about an action and "have got". So: "I have got

  • to go to the toilet after this lesson." Okay? "I have got to go to the bank tomorrow.",

  • "I have got to telephone my mother and say: 'Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,

  • blah, blah', about Christmas." Okay?

  • Obviously, so we're going to be talking about tenses in a sec, but when I talk about this

  • in the past tense, it would be: "I had to do this." And I wouldn't use: "got". "I had

  • to do this." And I would say: "I will have to do this." So when I'm using the past and

  • the future, I miss out: "got", but when I'm talking about the present, when I'm talking

  • about something I need to do: "I have got to do this", and then it's going to be in

  • the infinitive: "to do", "to telephone", "to call", "to go". Okay? It's an urgent action.

  • Let's look more at tenses. So: "have got" is used only in the present. Okay? As I pointed

  • out there. And it can be contracted into a smaller thing. Eg: "I've got a nice bicycle.",

  • "I have got a nice bicycle." Translation. Okay. "Have got", we only use in the present.

  • "Have", well I can use this in the present, the past simple, and in future forms. Now,

  • here is my example... So this is actually past simple here. So: "I had a burger for

  • lunch." Past simple. My future form with "will": "I will have onion soup tomorrow." And in

  • the present: "I have a bag of crisps in my bag." Okay? Past, present, future.

  • Now, what is the form? Well, when I'm talking about: "have", it's generally subject, plus

  • "have", plus object. And obviously, then you're going to change this around according to what

  • tense it is. So: "I have some crisps." Okay? But when I'm talking about "have" and g-g-g-g-"got",

  • it's more like... I don't have a stutter, by the way, don't worry, it's okay. "I", "you",

  • "we", "they", these are all my subjects. So, and then: "have" and "got". So, for example:

  • "Houston, we have got a problem." So earlier, in the UK, we prefer: "has got", whereas in

  • the US, they prefer: "has". So actually in the film, it's: "Houston, we have a problem."

  • Okay? But in the UK, we like our: "got", yeah, they're very nice. Okay? So, subject, plus

  • "have", plus "got", plus objects; the thing we do the doing to. Yeah?

  • "He", "she", "it". So it's "have" when it's "I", "you", "we", or "they", and it's "has"

  • when it's "he", "she", or "it". Okay? That's just the conjugation of the verb. Subject,

  • plus "has", plus "got", plus objects. Ee... Eg: "The dog has got rabies." Okay? So: "have

  • got" is only used in the present. I can't say: "The dog has gotted rabies." Okay? It's

  • in the present tense, right now. That dog out there has got rabies, so I'm going to

  • go jump out the window.

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