Below is the list of commonly used collocations with HAVE in English.
A collocation is a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance.
Common Collocations with HAVE
- A baby (To give birth to a baby)
E.g: My grandmother had all her babies at home.
- A backache
E.g: My father has a backache so he couldn’t sleep well
- A bad temper
E.g: Maybe you’re a less than effective communicator or you have a bad temper.
- A bath
E.g: I can’t remember the last time I had a bath.
- A birthday
E.g: Children can have a birthday party inside a private capsule on the London Eye.
- A bite
E.g: Can I have a bite of your hot dog?
- A break
E.g: Let’s have a break when you finish this exercise.
- A business trip
E.g: My dad has a business trip so we could not visit our grandmother together
- A busy day
E.g: I have a busy day.
- A conversation/chat
E.g: Can we have a conversation before we make any decision?
- A cup of tea/ coffee
E.g: Would you like to have a cup of tea/coffee.
- A depression
E.g: If you want to have a depression in your green, you must install a drain pipe beneath it to carry away the water.
- A discussion
E.g: We should have a discussion about this topic to understand deeply.
- An event
E.g: Why not have an event here?
- An exam
E.g: I have an exam tomorrow. Wish me luck.
- An interview
E.g: He has an interview tomorrow, and he’s a little nervous.
- An opportunity
E.g: You’ve already had lots of opportunities.
E.g: She had difficulty in starting her car.
E.g: Personally, I do have faith.
E.g: You’ve got to have patience.
- Some sugar/ milk
E.g: Could I have some milk please?
E.g: I really have sympathy for them.
- The chance
E.g: We go to the beach whenever we have the chance.
E.g: To have enough time to do something.
E.g: He’s well-qualified, so he had no trouble finding work.
E.g: We have so much work to do before Friday.
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