How to Use Have to Ask Questions about Completed Action

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We use have in a sentence to ask a question about the completed action. We have seen that we can use ‘have’ to show the completed action in the present and future tense.

Formation of a question using ‘have’

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

  • 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.

When we ask a question, we should use ‘have’ at the start of a sentence.

We shall see how to form a question about the completed action.

So, the formation of a question is as follows:

The construction of a question in the present tense is as follows:

  • Have + subject (I/we/you/they/any other plural noun) + past participle of the main verb + other words + question mark (?).

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

  • Shall + subject (I/we) + have + past participle of the main verb + other words + question mark (?).
  • Will + subject (you/he/she/it/they/any other singular or plural noun) + have + past participle of the main verb + other words + question mark (?).

Examples of ‘have’ in a question

Let’s see how to use ‘have’ in the questions with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

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