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  • 'Have', 'has', 'had'.

  • Which one do I use? What do they mean? Let's find out!

  • What's up guys? My name is Shane and today we are talking about 'have', 'has', and 'had'.

  • This is very important vocabulary that is very easy to learn.

  • And make sure you watch until the end of the video so you understand how to make questions and negatives as well.

  • Okay, let's get started.

  • [Part 1: How To Use Have, Has & Had.]

  • 'Have' and 'has': 'Have' and 'has' have exactly the same meaning, but we use them with different nouns.

  • With 'have', we use it like this: 'I have', 'You have', 'We have', 'They have', 'John and Paul have', 'The dogs have'.

  • So, as you can see, normally we use 'have' with plural nouns, with two or more.

  • With 'has', we use it like this: 'He has', 'She has', 'It has', 'The dog has', 'Shane has'.

  • As you can see, we normally use 'has' with singular nouns. A singular noun is one thing.

  • For example, 'he', 'she', 'it', but when we use 'had', we can use had with any noun.

  • 'I had', 'You had', 'They had', 'He had',' John had', 'The dogs had', 'The dog had'.

  • You can use 'had' with any pronoun.

  • So just remember, normally 'have' with plural, 'has' with singular and 'had' with singular and plural.

  • [Part 2: Meaning.]

  • 'Have', 'has', and 'had', have many meanings, but the most common meaning is 'to own something'.

  • For example: 'I have a phone.'

  • It's mine. It's my phone. I own it right now.

  • I am talking about right now in the present.

  • Let's look at another example, but this time, with 'has'.

  • 'He has a phone.' 'He has a phone.'

  • It's his phone, it's not my phone. It's his phone.

  • He 'has' it right now in the present.

  • So just remember, 'have' and 'has' are talking about to own something right now in the present.

  • What about 'had'.

  • If I say: 'He had a phone', does he have a phone now? No he doesn't.

  • 'Had' means you own something in the past; it's already finished.

  • What about this one? 'They had a car.'

  • Do you they have a car now? No they don't.

  • 'Had' means in the past they had a car but now, they do not have a car.

  • Just remember, 'had' is talking about in the past, it is finished, it's not now.

  • [Part 3: Negatives & Questions.]

  • What about negatives and questions?

  • Let's look at this example: 'You have a phone.'

  • What if we want to say, no, no phone.

  • We can say, 'You don't have a phone.'

  • So when we want to turn it into a negative, we say, 'don't have'; 'You don't have a phone,.'

  • 'I don't have', 'they don't have', 'we don't have'.

  • What about if you want to make it into a question?

  • You can say: 'Do you have a phone?' 'Do you have a phone?'

  • What about this one? 'He has a phone.' 'He has a phone. '

  • How can we say no, no phone. We can say: 'He doesn't have a phone.' 'He doesn't have a phone.'

  • So we don't say has. We say ''doesn't have' a phone'.

  • 'He doesn't have', 'She doesn't have', 'It doesn't have', 'John doesn't have'.

  • Okay, what about a question?

  • We can say: 'Does he have a phone?' 'Does he have a phone?'

  • 'Does he have a phone?' Does she have a phone?' 'Does it have a phone?' 'Does John have a phone'?

  • So, in summary, we say, 'I have', 'I don't have', 'Do I have'? 'He has', 'He doesn't have', 'Does he have?

  • Okay now what about had? Let's look at this example: 'He had a phone.'

  • How do we say no, no phone? We can say: 'He didn't have a phone.' 'He didn't have a phone. '

  • What about a question?

  • We can say: 'Did he have a phone?' 'Did he have a phone?'

  • Let's look at one more example: 'They had a phone.'

  • How do we say no, no phone?

  • We say: 'They didn't have a phone.' 'They didn't have a phone.'

  • What about the question? 'Did they have a phone?' 'Did they have a phone?'

  • So just remember with 'had', we say, 'he had', 'he didn't have', and 'did he have'.

  • And that it is for today.

  • If you would like some extra practice, look in the description and you will see some sentences that have missing words.

  • Fill in those words with 'has',' have', 'had',' don't', 'do', whatever you think is the right word.

  • And when you've finished, post your answers in the comments.

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How To Use HAVE, HAS & HAD In English (Beginner Vocabulary/Grammar)

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