Unit 17. Have and have got
Have and have got (= possess, own etc.)
(использование have и have got)
We often use have got rather than have alone. So you can say:
- We've got a new car. or We have a new car.
- Ann has got two sisters. or Ann has two sisters.
- I've got a headache. or I have a headache.
|Have you got any money?
Do you have any money?
Have you any money? (less usual)
Has she got a car?
Does she have a car?
Has she a car? (less usual)
|I haven't got any money.
I don't have any money.
I haven't any money. (less usual)
She hasn't got a car.
She doesn't have a car.
She hasn't a car. (less usual)
When have means 'possess' etc., you cannot use continuous forms (is having / are having etc.):
- I have / I've got a headache. (not I'm having)
- Ann had long fair hair when she was a child. (not Ann had got)
- Did they have a car when they were living in London?
- I didn't have a watch, so I didn't know the time.
- Ann had long fair hair, didn't she?
Have (but not have got) is also used for many actions and experiences. For example:
- Goodbye! I hope you have a nice time.
- Mary had a baby recently.
- I usually have a sandwich for my lunch. (have = eat - not have got)
- but I've got some sandwiches. Would you like one?
- I had a postcard from Fred this morning. He's on holiday. He says he's having a wonderful time. (not he has a wonderful time)
- The phone rang while we were having dinner. (not while we had)
- I don't usually have a big breakfast. (not I usually haven't)
- What time does Ann have lunch? (not has Ann lunch)
- Did you have any difficulty finding somewhere to live?