Common English Collocations with HAVE

Commonly used combinations with the verb HAVE in English


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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.

  • Difficulty

E.g: She had difficulty in starting her car.

  • Faith

E.g: Personally, I do have faith.

  • Patience

E.g: You’ve got to have patience.

  • Some sugar/ milk

E.g: Could I have some milk please?

  • Sympathy

E.g: I really have sympathy for them.

  • The chance

E.g: We go to the beach whenever we have the chance.

  • Time

E.g: To have enough time to do something.

  • Trouble

E.g: He’s well-qualified, so he had no trouble finding work.

  • Work

E.g: We have so much work to do before Friday.

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Collocations with HAVE


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