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Have and have got (Possess, own …etc)
We often use Have got rather than Have alone. So you can say:
* We've got a new car. Or We have a new car.
* Ahmed has got two sisters. Or Ahmed has two sisters.
We use Have got or Have for illness, pains etc:
* I've got a headache. Or I have a headache.
In questions and negative sentences there are three possible forms:
* Have you got any money? I haven't got any money
* Has she got a car? She hasn't got a car
* Do you have any money? I don't have any money
* Does she have a car? She doesn't have a car
* Have you any money? I haven't any money (Less usual)
* Has she a car? She hasn't a car (Less usual)
When Have means "Possess" you cannot use continuous forms
(Is having / are having)
* I have / I've got a headache (not "I'm having")
For the past we use had (usually without "got"):
* Sara had long hair when she was a child (not "Sara had got")
In past question and negative sentences we normally use Did/Didn't
* Did they have a car when they were living in Riyadh?
* I didn't have a watch, so I didn't know the time
* Sara had long hair, did she?
Have breakfast / have a bath / have a good …etc
Have (but not have got) is also used for many actions and experiences
Have = breakfast / dinner / a cup of coffee / a cigarette etc
Have = a shower / bath / a swim / a rest / a party / a holiday / a nice time etc
Have = an accident / an experience / a dream etc
Have = a look (at something) / a chat (with somebody)
Have = a baby (=give birth to a baby)Have = difficulty / trouble / fun
* Goodbye! I hope you have a nice a good time
* Sara had a baby recently
* I usually have a sandwich for my lunch (have = "eat" not "have got")
But * I've got some sandwiches. Would you like one?
In these expression, Have is like other verbs. You can use continuous forms (Is having / are having) where suitable:
* I had a postcard from Ahmed this morning. He's on holiday.
He says he's having a wonderful time. (Not "he has a wonderful")
* The phone rang while we were having dinner. (Not "while we had")
In questions and negative sentences we normally use Do/Does/Did:
* I don't usually have a big breakfast. (Not "I usually haven't)
* What time does Sara have lunch? (Not "has Sara lunch")
* Did you have any difficulty finding somewhere to live?
من جد وجد ....... ومن سار على الدرب وصل
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