English Grammar

Verb to have conjugation/as main verb/modal verb/auxiliary verb

The verb to have is one of the most common among English speakers, second only to the verb to be. The verb to have can take on different meanings depending on the context and can play the role of the main verb of the sentence, the auxiliary verb in the construction of verb tenses, and modal verbs ( modal verbs ) when used to express need or obligation. Verb to have conjugation

However, for the most part, the verb to have indicates ownership and possession , being translated by the verb “to have “, “to possess “.

The verb to have is one of the irregular verbs in English and its past form is ” had “. Furthermore, it undergoes modification when conjugated in the third person (She, He and It), becoming ” has “.

verb to have as main verb

In this function, the verb to have is the most common, as it indicates possession like the verb “to have”, in Portuguese. But it can also indicate an action . Verb to have conjugation
Examples :
• We have four dogs to adopt. (We have four dogs to adopt.)
• He has lunch on noon. (He eats lunch at noon.)

verb to have as a modal verb

When playing the role of modal verb, the verb to have must come in infinity , that is, it must be accompanied by ” to “.
See examples according to some verb tenses in English: Verb to have conjugation
Simple Present
• You have to wash the car. (You have to wash the car.) /  Affirmative
• She doesn’t have to buy this house. (She doesn’t have to buy this house.) /  Negative
• Do you have to say something today? (Do you have to say something?) /  Interrogative
Simple Past
• You had to play until 2 pm (You have to play until 2 pm.) /  Affirmative
• We didn’t have to work today. (We don’t have to work today.) /  Negative
• Did they have to talk to the teacher about their grades? (Did they have to talk to the teacher about their grades?) /  Interrogative
Simple Future
• We will have to go to the movie by bus because my car broke. (We will have to take the bus to the cinema because my car broke down.) /  Affirmative
• James won’t have to read the book. (James won’t have to read the book.) / Negative
• Will she have to write the article about him? (Will she have to write the article about him?) /  Interrogative Verb to have conjugation

verb to have as an auxiliary verb

As an auxiliary verb, the verb to have is used in compound tenses, that is, in the verb tenses of the perfect tenseVerb to have conjugation
Present Perfect 
• She has broken her army leg. (She broke her arm.)
Present Perfect Continuous
• He has been working as a chemistry teacher for 5 years. (He has been working as a chemistry teacher for five years.)
Past Perfect
• The movie had already started when I got to the cinema. (The movie had already started I arrived.)
Past Perfect Continuous
• She was tired because she had been working for 8 hours. (She was tired because she had been working for eight hours.) Verb to have conjugation
Future Perfect
• We will have gone to their house by next mouth. (We will have gone to their house next month.)
Future Perfect Continuous
• Next week we will have been studying here for 3 years. (Next week we will be studying here for three years. Verb to have conjugation

Conjugations of the verb to have

 Simple Present Present Continuous Simple Past Past Continuous
 I have I am having I had I was having
 you have you are having you had you were having
 He/She/It has He/She/It is having He/She/It had He/She/It was having
 we have we are having we had we were having
 you have you are having you had you were having
 they have they are having they had they were having
 Simple Future Future Continuous Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Continuous
 I will have I will be having I have had I have been having
 you will have you will be having you have had you have been having
 He/She/It will have He/She/It will be having He/she/It has had He/She/I has been having
 we will have we will be having we have had we have been having
 you will have you will be having you have hadyou have been having
 they will have they will be having they have had they have been having
 Past Perfect Past Perfect Continuous Future Perfect Future Perfect Continuous
 I had had I had been having I will have had I will have been having
 you had had you had been having you will have had you will have been having
 He/She/It had had He/She/IT had been having He/She/It will have had He/She/It will have been having
 we had had we had been having we will have had we will have been having
 you had had you had been having you will have had you will have been having
 they had had they had been having they will have had they will have been having

Verb to have conjugation

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