Example Sentences of the Verb Have In English

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.

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

Quiz Answers

have been had
have been having
had had
will have
will be having
had had
was being had
has had