Have and Has Got

By | January 30, 2021
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“Have / Has” and “Have got / Has got” can both be used to indicate ownership.  Examples:

  • Have = I have a pen
  • Have got = I have got a pen

The two sentences above have the same meaning and meaning “I have a pen”.

when to use have and when to use have got?
Some things to note are:

Have / Has  

The following is a simple present form of have:

Singular

  1. Affirmative 
  • I have a pen
  • You have a pen
  • She has a pen
  • He has a pen
  • It has a pen
  1. Negative (negative)  
  • I do not have a pen
  • You do not have a pen
  • She do not have a pen
  • He do not have a pen
  • It do not have a pen

3.Interrogative (question)  

  • Do I have a pen?
  • Do you have a pen?
  • Does she have a pen?

Plural  

1.Afirmative  

  • We have many pens
  • You have many pens
  • They have many pens
  1. Negative  
  • We do not have many pens
  • You do not have many pens
  • They do not have many pens
  1. Interrogative (Questions)  
  • Do we have many pens?
  • Do You have many pens
  • Do they have many pens?

The verb have is often abbreviated in English, but when have is used to indicate ownership we should not use abbreviations. If we want to shorten have then we must use have got.

Examples:

  • I’ve a pen    X
  • He’s a pen   X

**: Both sentences above are incorrect, the correct sentences are:  

  • I’ve got a pen
  • He’s got a pen

If ‘do not’ and ‘does not’ accompany have,  then ‘do not’ or ‘does not’ can be abbreviated to ‘don’t’ and doesn’t.

Examples:

  • He does’t have a pen
  • I don’t have a pen

Have got / Has got  

The following is a simple present from Have got / Has got

Tunggal ( Singular)  

  1. Affirmative 
  • I have got a pen
  • You have got a pen
  • She has got a pen
  • He has got a pen
  • It has got a pen
  1. Negative (negative)  
  • I do not have got a pen
  • You do not have got a pen
  • She do not has got a pen
  • She do not has got a pen
  • It do not has got a pen

3.Interrogative ( questions)  

  • Have I got a pen?
  • Have You got a pen?
  • Has he got a pen?

Plural  

1.Afirmative  

  • We have got many pens
  • You have got many pens
  • They have got many pens

2.Negative  

  • We have not got many pens
  • You have not got many pens
  • They have not got many pens
  1. Interrogative ( Questions)  

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