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Have and Have got Affirmative

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Summary

Have and have got, in the affirmative form, are used to confirm states such as posessions, relationships, illnesses and characteristics of the subject. However, we cannot use one instead of the other.

  • Have can be used to express actions in the past, present and future. In the affirmative form, we start with the subject followed by have and an object. In the third person singular, we use has.
  • Have got cannot be used to express actions and can be used just to express the present. In the affirmative form, we start with the subject followed by have got and an object. In the third person singular, we use has got.

For example:
— “I have lunch at 2 p.m.” / “I have got lunch at 2 p.m.“= We use have because it is an action.
— “I have a car.” / “I’ve got a car.” = We use have and have got because it is the possession of something in the present.

NOTE: Have is also used as an auxiliary verb in certain tenses to talk about actions. We cannot use have got for this. (“You have done it.” / “You have got done it.”).

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