Difference between Have and Has -Explained

Difference between Have and Has

There is a huge difference between Have and Has. 

Has is used to indicate possession with the third person singular.

For example:

‘John has a beautiful portrait by Mona Lisa.’

He has an expensive car.’

‘The TV has HD feature.’

‘It has a stain.’

Has is also used as a helping verb to form perfect tenses in case of third person singular.

John has gone to New York.

He has just come.

Have is used to indicate possession with the first person, second person, and third person plural. For example:

They have a big bungalow by the beach.

I have many cars.

You have a great sense of humour.

Have is also used as a helping verb to form perfect tenses in case of  first person, second person and third person plural.

I have just come.

You have made a wonderful pastry.

They have arrived.


Difference between Have and HasContractions

he has = he’s
it has = it’s

I have = I’ve
you have = you’ve
we have = we’ve
they have = They’ve


Difference between Have and HasNegative Contractions

has not = hasn’t
have not = haven’t
had not = hadn’t

Difference between Have and HasInterrogation

‘Have you just come?’
‘Has John made this?’
‘Have they gone?’
‘Has anyone seen Ricky?’


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