How to Use Have in a Sentence

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‘Have’ is used with ‘I’,’ we’, ‘you’, and ‘they’ or plural nouns in the present. Let’s see how to use ‘have’ in a sentence.

We can use ‘have’ to explain:

  • the possession of something in the present
  • physical feeling
  • relationships
  • the action to do in the present
  • the action completed in the present

Use of ‘have’ to explain possession

In this lesson, we will explain how to use ‘have’ to explain the possession of something in the present.

Formation of a sentence using ‘have’

In these sentences, ‘have’ is used as the main verb.

We shall see how to form a sentence to explain the possession of something.

The formation of this sentence is as follows:

  • Subject (I/we/you/they) + have + other words + full stop (.)


Let’s see how to use ‘have’ in the sentences to explain possession with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I have a book with pictures.
  2. We have six notebooks in our cupboard.
  3. You have a new calendar on the wall.
  4. They have a CPU with a graphics card.
  5. I have too much homework.
  6. We have a shoe rack with a blue cover.
  7. You have an artistic viewpoint.
  8. I have a sister who is two years younger than me. (relationship)
  9. I have a green skirt with white patches.
  10. You have a blue shirt with a polo collar.
  11. They have five files of card paper.
  12. I have a severe headache. (physical feeling)
  13. You have a backache due to the overriding of a bicycle.
  14. We have our own cricket kit.
  15. They have a water tank in their house.
  16. I have a meeting at 2 pm today.
  17. We have a two-bedroom flat in that building.
  18. You have an iPhone to use for shooting that event.
  19. They have a white car.
  20. Nurses have a difficult job.
  21. Teachers have a vacation for one month.
  22. Those boys have blue dresses.
  23. Birds have wings.
  24. Animals have tails.
  25. Squirrels have bushy tails.
  26. I have a new black jersey.
  27. You have a new haircut today.
  28. They have a football match next week.
  29. I have a big assignment this week.
  30. They have two cotton bags.

Related Lessons-

  1. Use of ‘am’ to explain the state of being
  2. Use of is to tell about the profession
  3. Use of pronoun- these in questions
  4. Use of will in negative answers
  5. Use of have in the questions

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