To Have – main verb

To Have – Main Verb

To have is used as a main verb to indicate possession of objects, characteristics, relationships or other qualities.

Examples:

He has three books by Hemingway.
Jane has a sister in France.
Frank has a lot of free time these days.

Have Got

Have got is also used, especially in British English, to indicate possession of objects, characteristics, relationships or other qualities.

Examples:

He’s got some friends in Wales.
He’s got red hair and freckles.
Alice has got three cousins.

To Have – Main Verb

To have is also used as a main verb to express a number of actions including:

have a bath, wash, shower, etc.
have breakfast, lunch, dinner
have fun
have time available
have questions
have a party
have a walk, hike, ride, etc.
have a discussion, fight, argument etc.

Examples:

Erica is having a bath at the moment.
We’re going to have a party next week.
She usually has breakfast at seven o’clock.

“To Have” – Uses of the Verb for ESL Learners.