How to Use Have to Show the Completed Action

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We can use have in a sentence to show the completed action. We have learned the use of have to explain the possession of something in the present. In this lesson, we shall learn to use ‘have’ to show the completed action. We can use have in the present and future tense.

Use of ‘have’ to explain the completed action

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We use an auxiliary verb ‘have’ with the past participle of the main verb in a sentence.

  • In the present tense, we use ‘have with the subjects- I, we, you, they, and any other plural noun.
  • In the future tense, we use ‘have with any subject.

Formation of a sentence using ‘have’

In these sentences, ‘have’ is used as an auxiliary verb.

We shall see how to form a sentence to explain the completed action.

The formation of a sentence in the present tense is as follows:

  • Subject (I/we/you/they/any other plural noun) + have + past participle of the main verb + other words + full stop (.)

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

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

Examples:

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

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

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

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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