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  • Have got

    Exercise 1

    Choose the correct verb forms to complete the sentences below.

    Page 1 of 2

    1 _____ a pen?
    a.
    b.
    c.
    2 They _____ any children.
    a.
    b.
    c.
    3 A: 'Have you got a car?' B: 'Yes, I _____.'
    a.
    b.
    c.
    4 When we were kids, we _____ many toys.
    a.
    b.
    c.
    5 He ____ a very nice family.
    a.
    b.
    c.

     

  • Have got – form

    Colorful grammar chart displaying the form of 'Have got' in positive, negative, question, and short answer structures for different pronouns.

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    Have got (British English) = have (American English)

    The verb have got is a common form used in the UK, mainly when people are speaking. In the US, people use the verb have.

    • I‘ve got a car. = I have a car.
    • I haven’t got a car. = I don’t have a car.
    • Have you got a car? = Do you have a car?

    Be careful with this common mistake!

    The verb have got only has a present form (NOT past).

    • I had got a car. blank
    • I had a car. blank
    • I hadn’t got a car. blank
    • I didn’t have a car. blank
    • Had you got car? blank
    • Did you have car? 

     

    Have got – use

    Possession, family

    • She‘s got a nice apartment.
    • Have you got a computer?
    • I haven’t got any brothers or sisters.

    Illnesses

    • I‘ve got a headache.
    • She‘s got a cold.

    Physical descriptions

    • He‘s got brown hair and a long nose.
    • They‘ve got blue eyes.
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