Learn the Use of Have Got and Have in English
HAVE vs. HAVE GOT – Video
- Positive: S + have/has
- Negative: S + do not (don’t)/does not (doesn’t)+ have
- Question: Do/Does + S + have…?
- Positive: S + have got (‘ve got)/has got (‘s got)
- Negatice: S + have not (haven’t) /has not (hasn’t) + got
- Question: Have/Has + S + got…?
2. How to use ‘Have’ and ‘Have got’
- To talk about the things we possess
I have/have got a new mobile phone.
Paul doesn’t have/hasn’t got a car.
- To talk about our relationships with other people
Jane has/has got a brother.
- To talk about what we look like
She has/has got blue eyes.
- To talk about sickness or temporary state
I have/ I’ve got a cold.
They have/have got a problem.
1. Use have (not have got) to talk about things we do (meals,holidays…) and with a bath, a shower, or a wash:
- I have a cup of coffee at seven o’clock.
- Do you normally have a big breakfast?
- Have a good holiday!
- She’s having a shower at the moment.
- I always have a wash before I go out.
2. We don’t use got in short answers:
- Have you got a dog?
No, I haven’t.