Have vs Have Got! Learn the difference between have and have got in English with examples and ESL picture.
HAVE vs HAVE GOT
Have is a causative verb in English.
S + have/has
S + do not (don’t)/does not (doesn’t)+ have
Do/Does + S + have…?
S + have got (‘ve got)/has got (‘s got)
S + have not (haven’t) /has not (hasn’t) + got
Have/Has + S + got…?
How to Use HAVE vs HAVE GOT
- To talk about the things we possess
I 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
I have/ I’ve got a cold.
They have/have got a problem.
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.
I 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.