Use of ‘have’ to explain the completed action
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.
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.
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-
- I have submitted all the documents to the office.
- We have complained about the water scarcity at the building.
- I have come here to ask your pardon.
- You have taken your luggage with you.
- The people have gathered together to oppose the company rules.
- They have played football on the ground in the rain.
- I have spent most of my time in Mumbai.
- They have called me on the occasion of a party.
- I shall have completed my work on time.
- We shall have washed all our clothes tomorrow.
- He will have caught a thief next week.
- I shall have created a Grammar website.
- They will have thrown a party of success.
- A teacher will have sent you the homework by email.
- She will have called him for asking his help.
- You will have come to meet me at my home.
- I have finished my homework at night.
- We have watched the first show of that movie on the first day.
- She will have done it very well.
- Prachi will have decided to go there to attend an event.
- Reporters have written a report on the resulting process of competitive exams.
- The girls have scored more marks than the boys in this year’s tenth class.
- I have played the piano at that event.
- The doctors will have prescribed the new medicine to the patients.
- Her colleagues have enjoyed her birthday party at the five-star hotel.
- I have served there for almost ten years.
- They have lived in Mumbai for twenty years.
- I have studied Shakespeare in my postgraduation period.
- We have visited those mountains several times.
- She will have spent her two years at her favourite place.
- Use of ‘am’ to explain the state of being
- Use of is to tell about the profession
- Use of pronoun these in questions
- Use of will in negative answers
- Use of have in the questions