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    #1

    Is the noun after "have" an object?

    Hello,

    I have a pencil.

    Is "pencil" a direct object of the sentence?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    #2

    Re: Is the noun after "have" an object?

    It's the direct object of the verb.

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    #3

    Re: Is the noun after "have" an object?

    Have ​meaning possess is regarded as transitive.

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