1. ” She has/have three children”.

2.”He is one of the best players that has/have ever played “.

 

Has and Have-

Has and have are the common possessions used in the English language. As compared to other grammar, it is easier to identify where to use has and where to use have. But one has to remember some special cases for its correct usage.

Have’ and ‘has’ are both used to represent possessions and also as a helping verb in the perfect tense.

Have is used with plural nouns and pronouns in the present perfect tense, while has in the same way for singular noun and pronouns(Third person  singular number).

HAVE –

Have is used with few pronouns and plural nouns in the present perfect tense.

Have is used with  I , YOU, They  and WE in the possessive case. When forming the negatives with the use of (don’t, does not, did not) we always use ‘have’
Example sentences –

  • I havxe taken my breakfast(present perfect tense)
  • I have black coloured BMW car.(possession)

HAS

Has is used with the singular third person (HE, SHE, IT) in the present perfect tense.

Example sentences –

  • She has beautiful hair.(possession)
  • This TV set has an audio amplifier with it.(possession)
  • She has completed her swimming practice today.(perfect tense)

In order to form a negative sentence with the sentence having have, we use ‘Don’t’ supported by have.

Example sentences –

  • “ I have a pencil “  will be written as – “I don’t have a pencil.”
  • “ We have to be present at the meeting today” will be written as – “ We don’t have to be present at the meeting today. “

In order to form a negative sentence with the sentence having has, we use ‘Does not’ supported by have.

  • “She has good memory” will be written as “She doesn’t have good memory.”
  • “He has a book” will be written as “He doesn’t have a book.”

 

Summary –

The difference between has and have are easy to identify. Apart from certain exceptions, their use is very simple and easy to understand. Both these terms are used in the present perfect tense. While ‘Has’ is used to refer to the singular number third person, ‘have’ is used to refer to the few pronouns and plural nouns. The other point to keep in mind is that while making interrogative sentence HAS in original sentence is replaced by don’t have in the interrogative sentence and HAVE is replaced by does not have.

Answers to above two questions are:  1. has  2. have.

 

 

 

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