Have as an auxiliary verb or main verb – Exercise

Task No. 1175

Look at the forms of HAVE, HAS or HAD in CAPITALS in the following sentences. Decide whether these verbs are auxiliary verbs or main verbs.

1 This old house HAS no roof.
Clue
HAS is a main verb here in the Present Simple tense
2 Do you HAVE a dog?
Clue
This is a question in the Present Simple (DO + HAVE). Have is a main verb here.
3 I HAVE had this car for three years.
Clue
This is a Present Perfect sentence and HAVE is an auxiliary verb. HAD is the main verb.
4 He has HAD his dog since 2014.
Clue
This is a Present Perfect sentence, HAS is an auxiliary verb. HAD is the main verb.
5 Susan HAS been dancing all evening.
Clue
This is a Present Perfect Continuous sentence. HAS is an auxiliary verb here.
6 We HAD sushi for dinner.
Clue
This is a Past Simple sentence and HAD is a main verb here.
7 Did you HAVE a shower this morning?
Clue
This is a Past Simple question (DID+HAVE) and HAVE is a main verb here.
8 John HAD played football when he was 10 for 5 years.
Clue
This is a Past Perfect sentence and HAD is an auxiliary verb here.
9 Look, the train is coming. We HAVE to hurry.
Clue
This is a Present Simple sentence and HAVE is a main verb here.
10 HAVE you sent the email?
Clue
This is a Present Perfect question and HAVE is an auxiliary verb. SENT is the main verb.