30th July 2017
Do you have some time? We hope you do! We are back with another #StudyTip lesson to teach you when to use ‘have’ and ‘have got’. Not sure? After this lesson you will know how to use the verb correctly!
My sister has/ has got a house in the city.
Her husband has/ has got and art studio in London.
If you have/ have got something, it is yours, it belongs to you.
He has/ has got a bad cold at the moment.
Use have/ have got to describe illness.
They have/ have got two young sons.
Use have/ have got to describe relationships.
She has/ has got brown hair.
Use have/ have got to describe appearance.
Have is a full verb. Use do, does and did in questions, short answers and negatives.
Do you have a car? Yes, they do. I didn’t have a job last year.
In negatives and questions, have got is more common than have with do. We don’t use have got in short answers. Have you got a car? He hasn’t got a bike. He doesn’t have a bike (less common)
Have + noun
Have breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
We had lunch in a café.
Have a wash/ a shower/ a bath
I had a quick shower before work.
Have a drink/ something to eat
We had a drink with our bosses last night.
Have a swim/ a walk/ a run (activities you do because you enjoy them )
I have a run every morning before I go to school.
Have a (great, nice) time/ day
I had a great time in Cardiff.
Have a break = stop work for a short period and relax
Have a rest = relax and do nothing
Let’s have a break for 5 minutes.
I am going to have a rest this weekend.
We can’t use ‘have got’ in these expressions.
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