GREEN for RIGHT
RED for WRONG
There is a tendency to say
He have it
He has it
We has it
We have it.
Have is the root VERB and is generally used alongside the PRONOUNS I / You / We / Ye and They and PLURAL NOUNS. Generally, have is a PRESENT TENSE word.
Has is used alongside the PRONOUNS He / She / It and Who and SINGULAR NOUNS. However, there are some exceptions which will be explained later on in the lesson. In general, has is a PRESENT TENSE word.
Singular refers to one person / animal / thing, etc.
Plural refers to more than one person / animal / thing, etc.
(a) after NOUNS – Singular:
(b) after PRONOUNS – He / She / It & Who:
While who is included with he, she and it – the has words – in the examples above, be aware that have comes after who in the following sentences:
In these three examples, have is associated with we, ye and they.
(a) after NOUNS – Plural:
(b) after PRONOUNS – I, You, We, Ye and They:
Generally, has follows he, she and SINGULAR NOUNS.
He has it.
She has it.
1. When he and she – regarded separately as singular – are combined to form one plural:
Both he and she have the right answer. (He and she are together and are regarded as PLURAL)
Both he and she can have it now.
She and he have them. (She and he are together and are regarded as PLURAL)
2. When a question is asked:
Does he have the football?
Can she have the pen, please?
Would she have scored if she had taken the penalty?
Generally, have follows the PRONOUNS I, You, We, Ye, They and PLURAL NOUNS.
Write has or have in these sentences:
1. He ____________ the fruit.
2. She ____________ the vegetables.
3. Mark and Darren _____________ exams next week.
4. The children ____________ new books.
5. She _________________ no money.
6. Pat ____________ a new car.
7. Kylie ____________ €5.
8. We _________ two computer classes every week.
9. The girl ____________ a new doll.
10. Does the girl ________ a new doll?
1. has 2. has 3. have 4. have 5. has 6. has 7. has 8. have 9. has 10. have
Generally, has follows the PRONOUNS he and she and nearly all SINGULAR NOUNS. With regard to nouns, generally and nearly are the key words here because now and again we come across nouns which can take both a SINGULAR and a PLURAL VERB. For example, take the NOUN group.
The group (as a whole) has gone away.
The group (individuals within the group) have gone to different night clubs.
He has it.
We have it.