In this lesson, you are going to learn the basic and important use of has, have + third form of the verb. It is used to show the perfection in any action this is the reason that it’s also known as ‘present perfect’. If we talk about has and have, these both are the helping verbs or auxiliary verbs, and in the present perfect tense we will use it with the third form of verb i.e. ‘past participle’.
We can understand it with some examples:
- I have found a great English teacher.
- You have cooked food on your chin.
- I have attended a meeting at 7 pm.
- The doctor has done a difficult job.
- He has got something to describe us.
- She has had nothing to share with them.
- You have shared your own house.
- I have purchased a royal car.
- We have joined a good company.
- They have got a great opportunity.
- You have got the full support of my family.
- You have found the best job.
- She has married a dashing husband.
- He has presented a good sense of humor.
Here are some contractions which native speakers use while speaking, so here is the list :
- I have- I’ve
- You have- You’ve
- We have- We’ve
- They have- They’ve
- He has- He’s
- She has- She’s
- It has- it’s
So let’s see some Examples of the following contractions for mastering the use of ‘has, have’ to speak more fluently, so here is the list below :
- I’ve found a great English teacher.
- You’ve cooked food on your chin.
- I’ve attended a meeting at 7 pm.
- The doctor’s done a difficult job.
- He’s got something to describe us.
- She’s had nothing to share with them.
- You’ve shared your own house.
- I’ve purchased a royal car.
- We’ve joined a good company.
- They’ve got a great opportunity.
- You’ve got the full support of my family.
- You’ve found the best job.
- She’s married a dashing husband.
- He’s presented a good sense of humor.
- It’s rained all day.
- She’s got two dresses.
- I’ve completed my homework.
- We’ve eaten our food.
In the negative sense, we will add ‘not’ before auxiliary verbs or helping verbs i.e. has and have. It expresses the sentence in a negative way. let’s see how native speakers use the negative sense of the use of has, have + third form of the verb i.e. present perfect tense with some examples:
now some negative contractions for improving, so here is the list:
- has not = hasn’t
- have not = haven’t
- I haven’t read ten books.
- I haven’t received any message from him.
- Nothing has gone great.
- She hasn’t felt responsible girl as I know.
- Our task hasn’t been easy.
- I haven’t done 2 pages of my article.
- he hasn’t been quiet.
Now start having a conversation with help of it:
Question: Have you ____________________ ?
Reply positively: Yes, I have _______________.
Reply negatively: No, I haven’t ___________.
Apart from having a conversation in the way mentioned above in which we’ll get us to answer “yes” or “no”, we can ask the other questions differently with help of ‘wh-family’ with help of so far. Let’s enjoy some examples:
- What have you done?
- Where have you been?
- Which assignment have you completed?
- Where have you gone out of India?
- Why haven’t you done it?
- Why are you worried?