Example Sentences of the Verb Have In English

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This page provides example sentences of the verb "Have" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.

  • Base Form: have
  • Past Simple: had
  • Past Participle: had
  • Gerund: having

Present Simple

"We often have guests over for dinner."

Present Simple Passive

"Showers are often had in the morning."

Present Continuous

"Peter is having breakfast at the moment."

Present Continuous Passive

"Breakfast is being had in the dining room this morning."

Present Perfect

"He has had a lot of luck!"

Present Perfect Passive

"Meals have been had in the dining room this month."

Present Perfect Continuous

"We have been having problems for a while."

Past Simple

"Alice had a shower before she left for work."

Past Simple Passive

"Lunch was had on the balcony last Saturday."

Past Continuous

"We were having lunch when she telephoned."

Past Continuous Passive

"Lunch was being had when she telephoned."

Past Perfect

"Oliver had already had lunch when I arrived."

Past Perfect Passive

"Lunch had already been had when the guests arrived."

Past Perfect Continuous

"Susan had been having a hard time when Peter decided to give her a helping hand."

Future (will)

"You will have a good time!"

Future (will) passive

"A good time will be had by all!"

Future (going to)

"We are going to have a great time at the park."

Future (going to) passive

"A great time is going to be had by all the guests."

Future Continuous

"This time tomorrow we will be having lunch on the beach."

Future Perfect

"She will have had her meeting by the time he arrives."

Future Possibility

"She might have an appointment later today."

Real Conditional

"If she has any problems, she will ask Jack for help."

Unreal Conditional

"If she had any problems, she would ask Jack for help."

Past Unreal Conditional

"If she had had any problems, she would have asked Jack for help."

Present Modal

"You can ask the doctor for advice."

Past Modal

"You must have had a wonderful time!"

Quiz: Conjugate With Have

Use the verb "to have" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.

  1. Meals _____in the dining room this month.
  2. We often _____ guests over for dinner.
  3. We _____ problems for a while.
  4. Oliver _____ already _____ lunch when I arrived.
  5. You _____ a good time!
  6. This time tomorrow we _____ lunch on the beach.
  7. If she _____ any problems, she would have asked Jack for help.
  8. Lunch _____ when she telephoned.
  9. Alice _____ a shower before she left for work.
  10. He _____ a lot of luck in his life.

Quiz Answers

  1. have been had
  2. have
  3. have been having
  4. had had
  5. will have
  6. will be having
  7. had had
  8. was being had
  9. had
  10. has had