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    When do we use has, have and had?

    I'm confused about when to use has,have, and had. I've googled a lot but non of them are helpful. Can anyone give me detail explanation? I only know has/have/had + past participle. That's all. I always mess up with present tense and present perfect tense. Someone help me please...

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    Re: When do we use has, have and had?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    I'm confused about when to use has,have, and had. I've googled a lot but non of them are helpful. Can anyone give me detail explanation? I only know has/have/had + past participle. That's all. I always mess up with present tense and present perfect tense. Someone help me please...
    The verb "to have" present tense:
    I have
    He, she, it has
    You have
    We have
    They have
    Past tense:
    I/he/you/we/they had.

    "I have a computer."
    "S/he has a computer."
    "John had a computer, but he doesn't have it any more."
    Does that help?

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    Re: When do we use has, have and had?

    This is rather too broad a question to answer in one thread. Do you understand the difference between the meanings of these groups of sentences?

    1. Present Simple:

    a.I have a headache.
    b. She has a headache.
    c. I work in Prague.

    2. Past Simple.

    a. I had a headache yesterday.
    b. She had a headache yesterday.
    c. I worked in Oman from 2004 to 2005.

    3. Present Pefect.

    a. I have had a headache since seven o'clock/for three hours.
    b. She has had a headache since she got up/for three hours.
    c. I have worked in Prague since 20005/for seven years.


    Try to identify what precisely puzzles you.
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    Re: When do we use has, have and had?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The verb "to have" present tense:
    I have
    He, she, it has
    You have
    We have
    They have
    Past tense:
    I/he/you/we/they had.

    "I have a computer."
    "S/he has a computer."
    "John had a computer, but he doesn't have it any more."
    Does that help?
    hmmmm....What about.. I spent my money on that game/I have spent my money on that game. Both of them are correct? We use BrE in Malaysia..

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    Re: When do we use has, have and had?


    1. Present Simple:

    a.I have a headache.(having headache now-happening now)
    b. She has a headache.(same as a.-happening now)
    c. I work in Prague.(Working in prague-happening now)

    2. Past Simple.

    a. I had a headache yesterday.(My headache is gone, i had it yesterday)
    b. She had a headache yesterday.(same)
    c. I worked in Oman from 2004 to 2005.(I worked there before and now I'm working at different place)

    3. Present Pefect.

    a. I have had a headache since I seven o'clock/for three hours.
    b. She has had a headache since she got up/for three hours.
    c. I have worked in Prague since 20005/for seven years.( I only get to understand this. The above, not sure.)

    I know has have had don't mention time/date right? That's why you used I WORKED in Oman instead of I have worked in oman from 2004 to 2005?

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    Re: When do we use has, have and had?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    hmmmm....What about.. I spent my money on that game/I have spent my money on that game. Both of them are correct? We use BrE in Malaysia..
    Yes, both are correct, the second one is present perfect.

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