Unit 23. Have and have got.
, but we also use have
for other things (for example, family relationships):
We have a new car.
I have a brother and two sisters.
Tom has a headache / a cold / the flu / etc.
When she was a child, she had long blonde hair.
In questions use do / does / did:
How many brothers and sisters do you have?
Does Ann have a car?
Did you have a car when you lived in California? (not had you a car) In negative sentences use don’t / doesn’t / didn’t:
I don’t have any money.
Ann doesn’t have any brothers or sisters.
I wanted to call you, but I didn’t have your number, (not I hadn’t your number)
He didn’t have a watch, so he didn’t know what time it was.
Have got / has got
You can use have got / has got rather than have / has alone:
We’ve got a new car. (= We have a new car.)
Tom has got a headache. (= Tom has a headache.) The question and negative forms are:
Have you got a headache? (= do you have)
Has she got any brothers or sisters? (= does she have)
I haven’t got any money. (= I don’t have)
Ann hasn’t got a car. (= Ann doesn’t have) But don’t use got for the past:
When she was a child, she had long blonde hair, (not she had got)
Have for actions
We also use have for a number of actions (especially eating and drinking):
I always have a big breakfast in the morning, (not have got)
Did you have a good time last night?
We’re having a party on Saturday. Would you like to come?
What time does Ann usually have lunch?
(You cannot use have got in these expressions.)