UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations full: /ˈhæv/, weak: /həv/, elided: /ˈhæd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/hæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 25 usually hæf/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hav; unstressed həv, əv; for 26 usually haf )

Inflections of 'have' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 1st & 2nd person singular
v 3rd person singular
v 1st, 2nd & 3rd person plural
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. have a [job, role]
  2. have a [problem, question, suggestion]
  3. have [cancer, the flu, a cold]
  4. has [long, short, blond] hair
  5. has [blue, green] eyes
  6. have (my) [doubts, suspicions]
  7. has (its) [advantages, disadvantages]
  8. have an [account, profile] with
  9. have an [impact, effect] on
  10. has an [excellent, extensive, interesting]
  11. (always) have [good, bad] luck
  12. have the [nerve, courage, balls] to
  13. [don't, never] have enough
  14. have trouble [finding, getting, making]
  15. have a feeling that
  16. have a way with [children, people, babies]
  17. have a [chocolate, bite, snack]
  18. have a [steak, yoghurt] for [dinner, lunch]
  19. can I have [a drink, the steak] (please)?
  20. please can I [have]
  21. can I please [have]
  22. [can, can't] have it all
  23. have your fill
  24. have [fun, a good time]
  25. have a great [day, time, vacation]
  26. have a [go, try]
  27. UK: have a [shower, wash, haircut]
  28. have [sex, intercourse] (with)
  29. have a [discussion, debate, argument, conversation]
  30. have the final [word, say, decision]
  31. has become (increasingly)
  32. has [always, already, never] been
  33. has (already) been [used, made, done]
  34. has (only just) [begun, started, finished]
  35. has [more, nothing] to do with
  36. has been [years, months] (since)
  37. have you [seen, heard, tried, been]
  38. have you ever [seen]
  39. have (not) [heard from, seen] him
  40. having [heard, seen, learned]
  41. have to [say, speak up, go]
  42. have to [deal with, worry about, look for]
  43. you don't have to [go, do it]
  44. don't have to if you don't want to
  45. have to [go, leave, run]
  46. have [friends, visitors, relatives, guests] over
  47. have [friends] to stay
  48. I've had it (up to here) with
  49. UK: [he, her friend, my father-in-law] was having me on
  50. UK: I haven't (got) any [money]
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