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    Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    I am studying about how to use verb to have and want to read more about its rule. Please tell me where can I find it or tell me about the rule in brief.

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    When you say "the rule", you seem to be implying that there is a one-and-only grammatical rule concerning the verb "have". This is very far from the truth. This verb performs multiple functions in English and has many meanings. Could you specify what rule you have in mind?

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    Thank you for the reply. I would like to know that what rule(s) stated about we use have after the questions begin with "Did".
    1. She has a car now.
    2. Did she have a car last year?
    3. How many cars does she have?

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    Thank you for the reply. I would like to know that what rule(s) stated about we use have after the questions begin with "Did".
    1. She has a car now.
    2. Did she have a car last year?
    3. How many cars does she have?
    Hi
    If you mean why we use have in question not has, well because it's a question. As you know in question form or in negative form of present simple/past simple tense we use the first part of the verb. In the affirmative sentences you adjust the verb with the subject.
    1. She has a cat/ She doesn't have a cat/ Does she have a cat?
    2. I have a cat/ I don't have a cat/ Do I have a cat?
    3 They have a cat/ They don't have a cat/ Do they have a cat.
    Good luck

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
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    If you mean why we use have in question not has, well because it's a question.
    That's not exactly the reason. You could say, "Has she a car?" - although I don't use this form.
    The reason for "have" in "Does she have a car" is that the auxiliary form 'does' is the one which inflects for number and person, not the infinitive 'have'.
    "She does have a car" is not a question, but it is still the auxiliary that changes - ie. not "She does has a car".

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's not exactly the reason. You could say, "Has she a car?" - although I don't use this form.
    The reason for "have" in "Does she have a car" is that the auxiliary form 'does' is the one which inflects for number and person, not the infinitive 'have'.
    "She does have a car" is not a question, but it is still the auxiliary that changes - ie. not "She does has a car".
    Hi Raymott
    Thanks for the better explanation you provided. By the way "has she a car?" is just common in informal speaking? It isn't grammatical,is it?
    Thanks

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    By the way "has she a car?" is just common in informal speaking? It isn't grammatical,is it?
    "Has she a car" is perfectly grammatical, but it is neither common nor informal. It ws the standard in moderately formal British English some fifty years ago. Some of us who were brought up in those times still use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    "Has she a car" is perfectly grammatical, but it is neither common nor informal. It ws the standard in moderately formal British English some fifty years ago. Some of us who were brought up in those times still use it.
    Thanks dear 5jj

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    "Has she a car" is perfectly grammatical, but it is neither common nor informal. It ws the standard in moderately formal British English some fifty years ago. Some of us who were brought up in those times still use it.
    It must be different from "have you a fag" then. I heard this said by a man in Birmingham (I don't remember his accent though, so he could have been from anywhere) who definitely didn't seek to appear even moderately formal. I'd place his date of birth in the 1960s by his looks.

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    Re: Please tell me where can I find the rule about using of verb to have.

    Utterly unrelated to the question of "have you..." is the issue of "a fag." Please don't use this to ask for a cigarette in the US!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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