Basic English Grammar - Have, Has, Had


Hi there! My name is Ronnie

and today I'm going to do a lesson

It's a very, very basic, very simple, very easy lesson

for everyone to enjoy

This is by request by the way, So thank you

And today we're going to learn the verb "to have".

Now, the difficult thing about this verb is, is has to change when we use he and she.

Thank godness


the rest of them don't change when we use different pronouns.

I will conjugate the verb for you and you can just learn how to do this.

We say "I have"

"He" and "she"

These are the ones that are important, we have to use "has".

Because these are singular people.

"I", "he", " she." Then we have

"They" and the last one is "we".

Both "they" and "we" are two people; at least two people.

We can say, "they have"

and "we have"

ok? so the very.. difficult and most important ones to remember here

are if it's a singular person, "he" or "she", we need to change the verb to "has".


The next thing is the negative form of these verbs.

In the negative, we have to use the word in English "don't".

So, we're going to say:

"I don't have"

For example, "I don't have a cat"

"I don't have a dog"

"They", we can use the same word, "don't have".

So we can say: "they don't have any hamburgers"

And again we because we use have we can say "We don't have".

For this one unfortunately I can't say "He don't has".

That would be too easy for you guys. We actually have to change this word

And we actually have to - they're coming for me "oh no"! Help


I escaped

He and she with has... We have to change this verb to doesn't

So I can say




and she




when we use the negative form, we use the verb have for all of them. The one that changes is don't, doesn't, and don't.

This is the very - oh no they're coming for me again-

This is. Nope they're gone. Nope they're here.

"He doesn't have"

"She doesn't have"

"I don't have" "They don't have" "We don't have"

I hope that makes it easier for you

When you're dealing with have and has

The other part of this word is the past

Does anyone know the past of have?

It is

had... So

This is very easy and you're lucky for this one

When we use "had," we don't have to change it with the different pronouns

So we can say I had, he and she had, they had, and we had

they had, and we had

They had a fire

That's why the sirens are there

Basic use of verbs: to have, to had

When we change the past of had into the negative is where it becomes a little difficult

Back in old old school english

and I think a lot of the times in Britain and in British english

You can say




She had not

They had not. We had not.

But this is very unnatural for us

us being people from Canada and people from America

And modern day english

We just don't use "I had not." It's very Shakespearean. If you're into Shakespeare you'd know this

I had to not eat in that...which is kinda weird. So

When we use had

We have to look at this verb again

Who knows what the negative and the past really of doesn't is?

The answer is didn't.

So for this one we're going to say I


or did not


For all of these, we do not need to change it.

He and she

didn't have

and they and we


we use


So the more you study English the more you are going to learn there are things that are very difficult and hard and remember

But! There's going to be some tricks I can teach you to help you remember those

I hope that helped you

and everyone else I'll see you again soon!!! Bye

Basic use of verbs