Definition of have auxiliary verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

have

 auxiliary verb
auxiliary verb
BrE BrE//həv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həv//
 
; BrE BrE//əv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əv//
 
; BrE strong form BrE//hæv//
 
; NAmE strong form NAmE//hæv//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they have
BrE BrE//həv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həv//
 
; BrE BrE//əv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əv//
 
; BrE strong form BrE//hæv//
 
; NAmE strong form NAmE//hæv//
 
have nothaven't he / she / it has
BrE BrE//həz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həz//
 
; BrE BrE//əz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əz//
 
; BrE strong form BrE//hæz//
 
; NAmE strong form NAmE//hæz//
 
has nothasn't past simple had
BrE BrE//həd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həd//
 
; BrE BrE//əd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əd//
 
; BrE strong form BrE//hæd//
 
; NAmE strong form NAmE//hæd//
 
had nothadn't past participle had
BrE BrE//həd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//həd//
 
; BrE BrE//əd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əd//
 
; BrE strong form BrE//hæd//
 
; NAmE strong form NAmE//hæd//
 
-ing form having
BrE BrE//ˈhævɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhævɪŋ//
 
 
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 used with the past participle to form perfect tenses I've finished my work. He's gone home, hasn't he? ‘Have you seen it?’ ‘Yes, I have/No, I haven’t.’ She'll have had the results by now. Had they left before you got there? If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. (formal) Had I known that (= if I had known that) I would never have come. Word Origin Old English habban, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hebben and German haben, also probably to heave.
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