Have versus Has

person Team HelloEnglishfolder_openGrammaraccess_time October 26, 2016

Have versus Has

‘Has’ and ‘Have’ are both perfect tenses. Let us look at the difference between Has versus Have.


It has to do with possession, and to have something is to be in possession of it.

  • I have a pencil
  • I have the book


It is the third person singular present tense of ‘have’. This just means that it is used when you are speaking in the third person singular, i.e., with the pronouns he, she, and it.

  • He has a great idea.
  • She has a car that we can borrow.

‘Has’ is the third person singular present tense. ‘Have’ is the first and second person singular present and plural tenses and the third person plural present tense. ‘Had’ is the past tense for both ‘has’ and ‘have’.

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