The conjugation of the verb To Have
Note that the verb To HAVE can be used as both a main verb and an auxiliary verb.
Sometimes together in the same sentence – for example: I have had a great time today.
To Have as a main verb means:
- To possess – for example: I have a new bicycle.
- In spoken English we can use ‘have got’ to mean the same as ‘to have’ – see Lesson A2.12
- To include or contain as a part or whole – for example: The week has seven days.
To Have as an auxiliary verb is used:
- With the past participle to form the perfect tenses.
- When there is an obligation to do something – for example: I have to do my homework.
|Present||Past||Future||Simple||I have||I had||I will have|
|Continuous||I am having||I was having||I will be having|
|Perfect||I have had||I had had||I will have had|
|Perfect Continuous||I have been having||I had been having||I will have been having|
|Conditional||I would have||I would have had|
|Cond. Continuous||I would be having||I would have been having|
|Simple||I don’t have||I didn’t have||I won’t have|
|Continuous||I’m not having||I wasn’t having||I won’t be having|
|Perfect||I haven’t had||I hadn’t had||I won’t have had|
|Perfect Continuous||I haven’t been having||I hadn’t been having||I won’t have been having|
|Conditional||I wouldn’t have||I wouldn’t have had|
|Cond. Continuous||I wouldn’t be having||I wouldn’t have been having|