How to Use ‘Doesn’t Have’ in Negative Sentences

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‘Have’ is used to explain the non-possession of something in the present. We used ‘have with ‘I’,’ we’, ‘you’ and ‘they’ or plural nouns in the present tense in the lesson, How to Use Have in a Negative Sentence. While using the first or second person as a subject in a negative sentence, we use ‘do as an auxiliary verb with have.

But when we use a third-person singular noun as a subject, we should use ‘does as an auxiliary verb with have in negative sentences. That is, we can use ‘have with ‘he’,’ she’, ‘it’ and any third-person singular noun in the present.

Let’s see how to use ‘does… have’ in a negative sentence.

Use of ‘does have to explain non-possession

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

Formation of a negative sentence using ‘have’

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

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

Negatives using ‘have’ with ‘does’ are more common than negatives without does.

In this lesson, we shall see how to form a sentence with ‘doesn’t have’.

Formation of a sentence using ‘doesn’t have

We can form a sentence as follows:

  • Subject (he/she/it/any other singular noun)+ doesn’t +have + other words  + full stop (.)

In these sentences, ‘have’ is used as the main verb and ‘does as an auxiliary.


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

Here are some examples.

Let’s have a look:

  1. He doesn’t have a red tie and red cufflinks.
  2. She doesn’t have long golden hair.
  3. Sheela doesn’t have a book with a plastic cover.
  4. Sameer doesn’t have a computer with a graphics card.
  5. Gaurav doesn’t have so much workload in the office.
  6. She doesn’t have a collection of ornaments.
  7. He doesn’t have an auto-driving car.
  8. Neela doesn’t have two stepsisters. (relationship)
  9. Dolly doesn’t have a pink doll.
  10. Nikita doesn’t have two dozen coloured pencils.
  11. He doesn’t have a two-bedroom flat in Mumbai.
  12. Sheela doesn’t have a severe headache. (physical feeling)
  13. He doesn’t have pain in his ankle.
  14. She doesn’t have a piano with its stand.
  15. It doesn’t have four sharp sides.
  16. He doesn’t have a meeting at 2 p.m. today.
  17. She doesn’t have black pants with two pockets.
  18. A tiger doesn’t have black stripes on its body.
  19. It doesn’t have attractive blue eyes.
  20. A nurse doesn’t have a difficult job.
  21. A teacher doesn’t have a laptop to teach students.
  22. This boy doesn’t have a blue dress.
  23. A bird doesn’t have wings to fly.
  24. An animal doesn’t have a tail.
  25. A squirrel doesn’t have a beautiful, bushy tail.
  26. Parth doesn’t have a small school bag.
  27. Saurabh doesn’t have a new white-coloured scale.
  28. She doesn’t have a gate pass for that event.
  29. He doesn’t have a controversial life.
  30. Suvarna doesn’t have many types of boxes.
  31. He doesn’t have two paintings painted by M. F. Husain.

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 sentences

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