Using Has Have and Had - English grammar Lesson

 Proper Use of 'Has' 'Have' and 'Had'

Has, Have, Had are auxiliary verbs. They are used to show possession and are important in making the 'perfect tenses'. 'Had' is the past tense of both 'Has' & 'Have'.

Uses of 'Has'

♦ 'Has' is used for present tense  and present perfect tenses sentences.

♦ 'Has' is sometimes used for the third person singular.

♦ 'Has' is Used with 'He' 'She' and 'It'

For examples:
He has done his homework.

She has gone to America before.

Carla has worked here for five years.

It has been raining for over 72 hours. 

Has anyone seen my mobile phone?

You can also use these contractions
He Has = he's
it has = it's

Negative contractions
has not = hasn't

 Uses of 'Have'


♦ 'Have' is used to describe something that has to happen.
♦ 'Have' is Used somebody is  in possession of something.

♦ 'Have' is Used in Affirmative sentences.

♦ 'Have' is Used with 'I' 'We' 'They' 'You'

For examples:
I have to go to school tomorrow.

We are having such a great time!

They have become scientists.

You have done a very good job.

Have you been to Australia?


You can also use these contractions
I have = I've
You have = You've
We have = We've
They have = They've

Negative Contractions
have not = haven't

Click Here To Know How to use Shall and Will 

Uses of 'Had'

♦ 'Had' is used for Third person singular.

♦ 'Had' is used for past tense.

♦ 'Had' is the past tense of both 'Has' & 'Have'.
For examples:

We were not able to get a hotel room because we had not booked in advance.

We’d been at school together but we’d lost touch with each other.

She had a problem with her family.

Had you studied English before you moved to New York?

You can also use these contractions
He Had = he'd
We had = We'd

Negative contractions
had not = hadn't


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