HAVE vs. HAVE GOT | The Difference Between HAVE & HAVE GOT

Learn the Use of Have vs. Have Got and The Difference Between HAVE and HAVE GOT in English.



Positive Sentence:

S + have/has

Negative Sentence: 

S + do not (don’t)/does not (doesn’t)+ have

Question Form:

Do/Does + S + have…?

Have Got

Positive Sentence:

S + have got (‘ve got)/has got (‘s got)

Negative Sentence: 

S + have not (haven’t) /has not (hasn’t) + got

Question Form:

Have/Has + S + got…?

How to Use HAVE vs. HAVE GOT

  • To talk about the things we possess


have/have got a new mobile phone.

Paul doesn’t have/hasn’t got a car.

  • To talk about our relationships with other people


Jane has/has got a brother.

  • To talk about what we look like


She has/has got blue eyes.

  • To talk about sickness or temporary state


have/ I’ve got a cold.

They have/have got a problem.

The Difference Between HAVE & HAVE GOT

  • Use have (not have got) to talk about things we do (meals, holidays…) and with a bath, a shower, or a wash.


have a cup of coffee at seven o’clock.

Do you normally have a big breakfast?

Have a good holiday!

She’s having a shower at the moment.

I always have a wash before I go out.

  • We don’t use got in short answers:


A: Have you got a dog?
B: No, I haven’t.

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