This ESL lesson will help you to learn about the different ways in which the word, “have” can be used. It is a simple word but has many different meanings. In this English lesson let’s have a look at some of them.
Possession – to own something
Ex: I have a new car/ I have an iPhone.
Illness – to have some type of sickness
Ex: I have a terrible headache/ I have a cramp in my leg.
Birth – to deliver a baby
Ex: She is going to have a baby next month.
Eating – lunch/dinner or any meal
Ex: Let’s have dinner together tonight.
Hygiene – talk about personal cleanliness
Ex: Please have a shower; you are sweating a lot after playing so much football.
Travel – talking about a journey by road, train, flight, etc.
Ex: We had a seven hour flight to Australia.
Done – to get some work done
Ex: I’ve had my hair cut today.
Accidents – any kind of accident
Ex: They had a car accident last month.
Sleep – to talk about going to sleep
Ex: I’ll have a good night’s sleep now.
Days – to wish someone’s/ to want someone’s day to go well
Ex: Thanks and have a nice day.
We hope this English lesson helps you understand the different ways in which the word ‘Have’ can be used in English conversation. Keep practicing English and become a confident English speaker.