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Has vs. Have

The main difference between Has and Have is that Has known as the third person singular present tense whereas, Have is the first and second person singular present plural tenses and the third person plural present tense.

Key Differences

The pronouns ‘Has’ uses are he, she, and it on the flip side the pronouns that have used are I, you, we, they.
Has is only used with the singular third-person perspective; on the other hand, have is used in both singulars as well as plural forms.
Janet White
Mar 27, 2020
The use of has is less common; conversely, the use of have is more common.
Has is the conjugation of have on the contrary have is the base form of or the same verb.
Samantha Walker
Mar 27, 2020
Has contains three letters contrarily have four letters.
Aimie Carlson
Mar 27, 2020
Has is commonly known as a singular verb inversely have is common as a plural verb.
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In English grammar, has is used with a third person (He, She, It) while have is used mainly with the first and second person (I, We, You) and with the third person if the sentence is starting with “They.”

Comparison Chart

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Third-person singular present tense
First and second person singular present plural tenses and the third person plural present tense

Pronunciation

Haz
Hav

Forms

Present tense form
Present infinitive form

Nouns

Singular nouns
Plural nouns
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Mar 27, 2020

Pronoun

He, She, It, This, That
I, We, You, They, These, Those
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Mar 27, 2020
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Letter Contains

Three
Four
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Mar 27, 2020

Example

John has crossed his limits.
You have to seek yours visions.
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Mar 27, 2020

Has and Have Definitions

Has

Third person singular present tense of have.

Have

To be in possession of
Already had a car.

Have

To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function
Has a beard.
Had a great deal of energy.

Have

To possess or contain as a constituent part
A car that has air bags.
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Have

To occupy a particular relation to
Had many disciples.

Have

To possess knowledge of or facility in
Has very little Spanish.

Have

To hold in the mind; entertain
Had doubts about their loyalty.

Have

To use or exhibit in action
Have compassion.

Have

To come into possession of; acquire
Not one copy of the book was to be had in the entire town.

Have

To receive; get
I had a letter from my cousin.

Have

To accept; take
I'll have the peas instead of the spinach.

Have

To suffer from
Have defective vision.

Have

To be subject to the experience of
Had a difficult time last winter.

Have

To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion
Had my assistant run the errand.

Have

To cause to be in a specified place or state
Had the guests in the dining room.
Had everyone fascinated.

Have

To permit; allow
I won't have that kind of behavior in my house.

Have

To carry on, perform, or execute
Have an argument.

Have

To place at a disadvantage
Your opponent in the debate had you on every issue.

Have

(Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception
They realized too late that they'd been had by a swindler.

Have

(Informal) To influence by dishonest means; bribe
An incorruptible official who could not be had.

Have

To procreate (offspring)
Wanted to have a child.

Have

To give birth to; bear
She's going to have a baby.

Have

To partake of
Have lunch.

Have

To be obliged to; must
We simply have to get there on time.

Have

To engage in sexual intercourse with.

Have

Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action
The troublemaker has gone for good. I regretted that I had lost my temper. They will have finished by the time we arrive.

Have

One enjoying especially material wealth
"The gulf widens between the feast of the haves and the famine of the have-nots" (Salman Rushdie).

Have

(transitive) To possess, own.
I have a house and a car.

Have

(transitive) To hold, as something at someone's disposal.
Look what I have here—a frog I found on the street!

Have

(transitive) To include as a part, ingredient, or feature.
The stove has a handle. The shirt has sleeves.
The words cow and dog have three letters.
A government has three branches: the executive, legislative, and judicial.
The movie has lots of action.

Have

(transitive) Used to state the existence or presence of someone in a specified relationship with the subject.
I have two sisters.
She doesn’t have any friends.
I have a really mean boss.

Have

(transitive) To consume or use up (a particular substance or resource, especially food or drink).
I have breakfast at six o'clock.
You've already had five drinks!
She's had more than enough time already.

Have

(transitive) To undertake or perform (an action or activity).
Can I have a look at that?
He's having a tantrum about it.
I’m going to have a bath now.
Let’s have a game of tiddlywinks.

Have

(transitive) To be scheduled to attend, undertake or participate in.
What class do you have right now? I have English.
Fred won’t be able to come to the party; he has a meeting that day.
I have a lot of work to do.

Have

To experience, go through, undergo.
We had a hard year last year, with the locust swarms and all that.
He had surgery on his hip yesterday.
I’m having the time of my life!

Have

To be afflicted with, suffer from.
He had a cold last week.

Have

(auxiliary verb, taking a past participle) Used in forming the perfect aspect.
I have already eaten today.
I had already eaten.
I will have left by the time you get here.

Have

Used as an interrogative verb before a pronoun to form a tag question, echoing a previous use of 'have' as an auxiliary verb or, in certain cases, main verb. (For further discussion, see the appendix English tag questions.)
They haven’t eaten dinner yet, have they?
Your wife hasn’t been reading that nonsense, has she?
He has some money, hasn’t he?

Have

See have to.
I have to go.

Have

(transitive) To give birth to.
The couple always wanted to have children.
My wife is having the baby right now!
My mother had me when she was 25.

Have

(usually passive) To obtain.
The substance you describe can't be had at any price.

Have

(transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse with.
He’s always bragging about how many women he’s had.

Have

(transitive) To accept as a romantic partner.
Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.

Have

To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.
They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
Her very boyfriend is the person the criminal has do most of her dirty deeds.

Have

To cause to be.
He had him arrested for trespassing.
The lecture’s ending had the entire audience in tears.
Jim has his eyes closed.

Have

To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)
The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.
I’ve had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.

Have

To depict as being.
Their stories differed; he said he’d been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.

Have

To defeat in a fight; take.
I could have him!

Have

To inflict punishment or retribution on.
You broke the window! Teacher’ll have you for that!

Have

To be able to speak (a language).
I have no German.

Have

To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.
Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.

Have

To trick, to deceive.
I bought a laptop online but it never arrived. I think I've been had!
You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.

Have

To allow; to tolerate.
The child screamed incessantly for his mother to buy him a toy, but she wasn't having any of it.
I asked my dad if I could go to the concert this Thursday, but he wouldn't have it since it's a school night.

Have

To believe, buy, be taken in by.
I made up an excuse as to why I was out so late, but my wife wasn't having any of it.

Have

(transitive) To host someone; to take in as a guest.
Thank you for having me!

Have

(transitive) To get a reading, measurement, or result from an instrument or calculation.
What do you have for problem two?
I have two contacts on my scope.

Have

To consider a court proceeding that has been completed; to begin deliberations on a case.
We’ll schedule closing arguments for Thursday, and the jury will have the case by that afternoon.

Have

To make an observation of (a bird species).

Have

A wealthy or privileged person.

Have

(uncommon) One who has some (contextually specified) thing.

Have

A fraud or deception; something misleading.
They advertise it as a great deal, but I think it's a bit of a have.

Have

To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.

Have

To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
The earth hath bubbles, as the water has.
He had a fever late.

Have

To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?

Have

To get possession of; to obtain; to get.

Have

To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
I had the church accurately described to me.
Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also?

Have

To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.

Have

To hold, regard, or esteem.
Of them shall I be had in honor.

Have

To cause or force to go; to take.

Have

To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; - used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.

Have

To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
Science has, and will long have, to be a divider and a separatist.
The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction.

Have

To understand.
You have me, have you not?

Have

To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.
Myself for such a face had boldly died.

Have

A person who possesses great material wealth

Have

Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;
She has $1,000 in the bank
He has got two beautiful daughters
She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

Have

Have as a feature;
This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France

Have

Of mental or physical states or experiences;
Get an idea
Experience vertigo
Get nauseous
Undergo a strange sensation
The chemical undergoes a sudden change
The fluid undergoes shear
Receive injuries
Have a feeling

Have

Have ownership or possession of;
He owns three houses in Florida
How many cars does she have?

Have

Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;
He got his squad on the ball
This let me in for a big surprise
He got a girl into trouble

Have

Serve oneself to, or consume regularly;
Have another bowl of chicken soup!
I don't take sugar in my coffee

Have

Have a personal or business relationship with someone;
Have a postdoc
Have an assistant
Have a lover

Have

Organize or be responsible for;
Hold a reception
Have, throw, or make a party
Give a course

Have

Have left;
I have two years left
I don't have any money left
They have two more years before they retire

Have

Be confronted with;
What do we have here?
Now we have a fine mess

Have

Undergo;
The stocks had a fast run-up

Have

Suffer from; be ill with;
She has arthritis

Have

Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;
The ads induced me to buy a VCR
My children finally got me to buy a computer
My wife made me buy a new sofa

Have

Receive willingly something given or offered;
The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
I won't have this dog in my house!
Please accept my present

Have

Get something; come into possession of;
Receive payment
Receive a gift
Receive letters from the front

Have

Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);
She suffered a fracture in the accident
He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
She got a bruise on her leg
He got his arm broken in the scuffle

Have

Achieve a point or goal;
Nicklaus had a 70
The Brazilian team got 4 goals
She made 29 points that day

Have

Give birth (to a newborn);
My wife had twins yesterday!

Have

Have sex with; archaic use;
He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable

Has vs. Have

In English grammar, has is used with a third person (He, She, It). Have is utilized mainly with these two first and second person (I, We, You). Have is also used with the third person if the sentence is starting with “They.”

Has is the conjugation of have denoting what people hold or possess. Have is the base and main form of or the conjugation of “to have” meaning to possess or own something. The pronunciation of has is “haz.” The pronunciation of have is “hav.” Has is common as a singular verb. Have is common as a plural verb.

Has is only used with the singular third-person perspective. Have is used in both singulars as well as plural forms. The positive contractions of has are following; He has = He’s, She has = She’s, It has = It’s. There are the following positive contractions of the auxiliary verb have; I have = I’ve, You have = You’ve, We have = We’ve, They have = They’ve. Similarly, the negative contraction of has are; Has not = Hasn’t. The negative contraction of Have not = Haven’t. The use of has is less common as compared to its counterpart have.

What is Has?

Has is a word that is used to indicate possession, hold or ownership of something. In English grammar, has is used with a third person (He, She, It). It is the present tense of the verb ‘have.’ Has is the conjugation of ‘have’ denoting what people hold or possess.

The common uses of has are the following. It is used when we own, possess, or hold something, e.g., He has a sports car. It is also used about the things we eat, e.g., Henry often has sandwiches for dinner. Has is used to indicate relation, e.g., Peter has three siblings, one brother and two sisters. Has is paired with ‘to’ for showing some obligation, e.g., She has to do her assignment in time; otherwise, she will be punished. Has is used with everyone as it is a singular pronoun.

Has contains three letters. The pronunciation of has is “haz.” Has is a common auxiliary verb as singular. Its only use is with the singular third-person perspective. The use of has is less common as compared to its counterpart have. The positive contractions of has are following; He has = He’s, She has = She’s, It has = It’s. Similarly, the negative contraction of has are; Has not = Hasn’t.

Examples

  • “He has the potential to break the established norms.”
  • “She has broken the previous record in the history of her college.”
  • My friend has a car that we can easily borrow.
  • The new phone is easy to use as it has a bigger screen.

What is Have?

Have is a verb showing possession towards anything. The use of the verb have directly attached to the first and second person (I, We, You). Have is also used with the third person if the sentence is starting with “They.”

The use of have is common in the following situations. Has is used to convey the meaning of possessing or owning something. Have is used when we experience something. It can be used with ‘to’ to show a requirement or obligation of doing something, e.g., You have to submit your project on time; otherwise, it’d be canceled. Have indicated emotions, feelings, or thought, e.g., I have a feeling that my other is missing me.

Have is the base form of or the conjugation of “to have.” It contains four letters. The pronunciation of have is “hav.” It has both singulars as well as plural forms, but it is common as a plural verb. There are positive contractions of have which are; I have = I’ve, You have = You’ve, We have = We’ve, They have = They’ve. Similarly, the negative contraction of have are Have not = Haven’t. Have is a conjugation or the base form of the verb to have.

Examples

  • “You have to try your best and leave the rest on God.”
  • “We have created a beautiful sketch of a valley.”
  • Do you have tickets for the new movie?

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