How to Use Have in Affirmative Answers about Completed Action

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We learned the use of have in a sentence to ask a question about the completed action in the previous lesson. We have seen that we can use have to show the completed action in present and future tense.

In this lesson, we shall learn how to form affirmative answers about the completed action using ‘have’.

Construction of an affirmative answer using ‘have’

The structure of an affirmative answer is as follows;

  • Yes, + subject (I/ we/ you/ they/ any other plural noun)+ have + past participle of the main verb+ other words.

The formation of a sentence in the future tense is as follows;

  • Yes, + subject (I/we) + shall have + past participle of the main verb + other words.
  • Yes, + subject (you/he /she/it/they/any other singular or plural noun) + will have + past participle of the main verb + other words.

Formation of short answers using ‘have’

When a question is asked, short answers are most commonly used.

We use the first verb in a sentence to form the short answer. It may be an auxiliary verb or a form of ‘be.

In this lesson, we are answering the questions starting with ‘have in the present tense and will in future tense.

So, the formation of a short affirmative answer is as follows-

  • Yes, + subject (I/ we/ you/ they/ any other plural noun)+ have.
  • Yes, + subject (I/ we) + shall have.
  • Yes, + subject ( you/ they/ any other plural noun) + will have.

Examples of ‘have’ in an affirmative answer

Let’s see how to use ‘have’ in the affirmative answers about the completed action with some examples.

In brief, we can say-

  • Yes, I have.
  • Yes, I shall have.
  • Yes, we have.
  • Yes, we shall have.
  • Yes, you have.
  • Yes, you will have.
  • Yes, they have.
  • Yes, they will have.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Let’s Have a look-

  1. Yes, I have submitted all the documents to the office.
    (Yes, I have.)
  2. Yes, we have complained about the water scarcity at the building.
    (Yes, we have.)
  3. Yes, I have come here to ask your pardon.
    (Yes, I have.)
  4. Yes, you have taken your luggage with you.
    (Yes, you have.)
  5. Yes, the people have gathered to oppose the company rules.
    (Yes, they have.)
  6. Yes, they have played football on the ground in the rain.
    (Yes, they have.)
  7. Yes, I have spent most of my time in Mumbai.
    (Yes, I have.)
  8. Yes, they have called me on the occasion of a party.
    (Yes, they have.)
  9. Yes, I shall have completed my work on time.
    (Yes, I shall have.)
  10. Yes, we shall have washed all our clothes tomorrow.
    (Yes, we shall have.)
  11. Yes, he will have caught a thief next week.
    (Yes, he will have.)
  12. Yes, I shall have created a Grammar website.
    (Yes, I shall have.)
  13. Yes, they will have thrown a party of success.
    (Yes, they will have.)
  14. Yes, a teacher will have sent you the homework by email.
    (Yes, she will have.)
  15. Yes, she will have called him for asking his help.
    (Yes, she will have.)
  16. Yes, you will have come to meet me at my home.
    (Yes, you will have.)
  17. Yes, I have finished my homework at night.
    (Yes, I have.)
  18. Yes, we have watched the first show of that movie on the first day.
    (Yes, we have.)
  19. Yes, she will have done it very well.
    (Yes, she will have.)
  20. Yes, Prachi will have decided to go there to attend an event.
    (Yes, she will have.)
  21. Yes, reporters have written a report on the resulting process of competitive exams.
    (Yes, they have.)
  22. Yes, the girls have scored more marks than the boys in this year’s tenth class.
    (Yes, they have.)
  23. Yes, I have played the piano at that event.
    (Yes, I have.)
  24. Yes, the doctors will have prescribed the new medicine to the patients.
    (Yes, they will have.)
  25. Yes, her colleagues have enjoyed her birthday party at the five-star hotel.
    (Yes, they have.)
  26. Yes, I have served there for almost ten years.
    (Yes, I have.)
  27. Yes, they have lived in Mumbai for twenty years.
    (Yes, they have.)
  28. Yes, I have studied Shakespeare in my postgraduation period.
    (Yes, I have.)
  29. Yes, we have climbed those mountains several times.
    (Yes, we have.)
  30. Yes, she will have spent her two years at her favourite place.
    (Yes, she will have.)

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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