have” or “he didn’t
has”? If you are not sure of the correct form of the verb, this lesson is for you. It’s a good idea to solidify basic, essential grammar concepts. In this lesson, I will teach you how to use the past tense of the commonly confused verb
to havein affirmative, negative, and question forms. Practice with me and master this important verb! After watching, take the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned by doing the quiz. No more embarrassing mistakes for you!
Hi, everyone! Am I the first one this time? I’m the early bird, that gets the worm!
congratulatios nataanna and i would to say like your expression” i’m the early bird, that gets the worm”
Hi Natanna. Congratulations. It’s great that I see you as the first one. Keep it up.
Thank you, nkh453!
Thank to EngVid we can say some pleasant words to people from all over the world. Thank Rebecca for the new lesson.
Have you noticed I had challenged SKIKDA to competition for the next “worm”. Join us! Have a nice day!
Yes I’m aware. Ok I join you.
HI EVERYBODY, IN ORDER TO EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT EACH OHTERS, I WOULD SAY TO YOU ( EVERYONE TELL US WHEN HE’VE JOINED THIS WEBSITE) I HOPE THIS IDEA YOU APPRECIATE IT.
i joined this website in september 2015 , how about you?
sorry i mean ‘ in september 2016’
I signed up about a year ago (Jan 2016), but used to watch videos from time to time. And started commenting from November 2016. I’ve been watching every new video and some past ones since then. And feel myself content about that. And of course, I’m very glad to have you all as pen pals. See you.
Hello SKIKDA, I’ve joined this website for six months. So I think you can estimate the exact date by your own. Am I right???
Yes, you are first, Nataanna! Congratulations, thanks for watching, and all the best to you.
Hi,I am happy to be a part of ENGVID member.
And thank you Rebecca for your help. I really like your videos,
Welcome! This is the best way to improve your skill English
Hi,ctierrez! How are you? I haven’t seen you here before. Are you a newcomer or the an experienced member of EngVid?
Hello! I’m okay, learning English, is the same case too, I haven’t seen you here before. I’m not a newcomer, I’ve been studyng here at EngVid since one and half year ago and a learned a lot of things, I love all the teachers and all the things here.
Hello nataanna, How is going?will you mine if I join you?
hi everybody i am the second one and i wil the first one who share the worm with you if you don’t mind nataanna.
Of course, I don`t mind! There are a lot of worms in English, especially James`s ones. For example: I planed on worning my way into being the first one, because I had asked about the lessons release time and had got some tips.
But it`ll be more hilarious if we comment James`s and Mr. E videos in such way. See you.
Sorry, Mr.E and James`s video.
don’ worry because mr james don’t read comments at all.
What about Mr. E?
Mr E sometimes, i prefer the teachers who reply us than they don’t and i hope all will reply us.
Hello again SKIKDA. I agree with you, teachers who answer to our comments are more popular, at least for me. In addition I wanted to say that you write so good but if I’m not wrong in your top comment you have some mistakes and if you don’t mind I would correct your mistakes.
First of all you must say James doesn’t read not don’t read. Second you shouldn’t use Mr with first name.
Sorry I have mistake too!!! If you don’t mind I correct your mistakes not I would correct your mistakes.
thak you nkh , i will consider this mistaks in the next days , i am just a beginner but i will do my best to be advanced.
Great, keep it up.
Hello how are you ?
I also want to join you.I am also new learner. I am a retired teacher with Hindi.
SKIKDA,there is an expression in Russian language (it`s based on words formation): the word resentful (in Russian) consists of two words – evil+memory. In other words, if you combine them together, you`ll get one word with the meaning “resentful”.
The Russians often say: I`m not angry (evil), but I have good memory. That literally means, that the person will remember something VERY good. And will revenge!!! Ha-ha!!!! It`s, of course, a joke. It sounds fun, really.
SO!!!!! I have good memory. I think English helps me a lot with it (memorizing words trains it. I believe).
You`ve ate my worm! I have to get another one! Let`s compete!
Ready, steady, go!!!!!!!!!!!
let’s get the ball rolling, it will be fun , my pleasure, and good luck for everyone.
The best of luck to everyone!
thanks rebecca for this lesson though it was so easy, and would ask you to make us a lesson about idioms because i like them.
Skida, please go to the Topics section at the top of the EngVid page, and choose Expressions from the drop-down menu. There you will find lots of lessons on idioms by all our teachers. All the best to you.
I tried mychardest
Hello Rebecca. Thank you for such a useful lesson. This subject looks simple but some times can confound us. Thanks again and nice teaching.
A simple but very useful reminder. I got 10 correct out of 10.
: D Thank you. Best regards.
Thanks a lot, Rebecca. This is a interesting revision.
Hiii, it’s my first time here. I don’t speak english very well, so i’ll need everyone’s help. have a nice day.
Thanks a lot Rebecca. This video help me a lot. i’m going to study a lot.
Hi. Thanks teacher.
Hii frinds i gave my first test. And i join today
You want to say “Thanks” my friend, with no apostrophe. All the best to you, Mouhcine tene.
Hi valen you r great and I like your English lessons. I wondered if u could boost your lessons and teach about reading ielts too.
The best wishes for you
Many thanks Rebecca!!
hi knopfler you are always here you’ve followed the most videos of engVid you are really assiduous person,i appreciate you .
Yes, I really like this webpage. I think that all the teachers are really really good and their explanations very clear. I also recommend this webpage to all of my friends who are learning English ;)
Hello, knopfler86! I recommend these lessons as well.
Most explanations ARE unique because of their simplicity, aren’t they?
For me, the most difficult lessons are those about vocabulary. I think I know many words when I take the quiz, which is just seconds later after watching the video, but a couple of days later, I forget about most of them, so I should watch the video again. Doesn´t it happen to you as well??
Yes, of course! I watch videos many times, not even twice, much more! And take quizzes afterwards until I kill them!
I read some scientific researches about studying foreing languages (a lot of them). They said that one had to come across a new world al least twelve!!!! times until you got used to it and it became familiar to you, and it came into your ACTIVE Vocabulary. So, it’s normal! There’s no simple way for studying English. I’ve been learning it for twenty!!! years. But I made great success only last five years due to the internet technologies and of course EngVid!
Make fun while studying. Join us in competition for the first comment! It’s great!
Thanks Rebecca for this lesson, it was easy understand…:)
it well understood
Thanks a lot for your helpful lesson
I like this video!! Dear Rebecca, Thank you so much!! ^_____^
thanks for this useful lesson..
It’s very important to repeat, from time to time, basic lessons.
hi my teacher rebecca , i just would suggest a lesson about ‘ heteronym,homograph’ words which are same spelled and they have diffrent meaning and pronunciation like ‘entrance’ and i want to know a lots of them .thank you .
You can find any lessons by typing what you’re looking for in the Search tab at the top right of the video. Here are a few:
All the best!
thank you teacher for this lesson. In addition, It’d be good if you tought us how first, second, third conditionals work with this verb. Cheers!
Please check these great lessons by Benjamin:
Thanks for your kind words. Cart! All the best to you.
Thank you I had your great lesson and I got it
Hi Rebecca! You had a good idea to remember us this tense verb. I think I didn’t have all understand, but now it’s ok! it’s nice to learn with you!
Thanks a lot. Marylou.
Thanks, Marylou. If I may correct you, you wanted to say:
You had a good idea to remind us of this past tense verb.
By the way, did you know there was a famous song many years ago by Ricky Nelson called “Hello, Marylou”. You can find it on youtube! It’s a sweet song! All the best to you!
I had a great punctuation because the teacher didn’t have any difficulty to talk about so important theme. Each time I see your lessons I learn more and more. Thanks so much Rebecca.
Glad to know you found the lesson helpful, my friend. All the best to you!
Hi, I am starting studing… and I don’t know in which lesson start.
Help me please. :)
It was an easy lesson but with a lot of past tenses, then you can doubt sometimes with the present and past tenses. It was funny and amusing. Thanks a lot, teacher Rebecca, a good review of the auxiliary verb “TO HAVE”.
Rebecca, thanks a lot! You make it seems so easy, especially about a important topic as this one. It was a very good lesson!
Thanks for your kind words,Isaias. Glad you found the lesson helpful. I wish you all the best and am sure you are improving your English every single day! Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Thanks Rebecca, your lessons always be so easy to understand. I like every lesson that you show because I am very able to learn and improve a lot my english level.
Thanks for your kind comments, NECO423. A small correction, for you, from me:
Your lessons are always so easy to understand.
I wish you all the best in improving your English and am sure you’ll achieve your goal. Thank you for choosing to learn with us at EngVid.
I’ve got 9 out of 10. However, even I knowing the correct answer of the question number 9, I don’t understand it. It seems like the sentence doesn’t make sense.
When did your team have to arrive?
This means “At what time was it necessary for your team to arrive?” When we say “have to” it means “must”. Hope that helps you understand number 9 better. All the best to you, Samuel.
Thanks, Rebecca! Now I understand.
Hi Rebecca! Nice video, thanks for teaching us how to use have in the past tense.
Glad you found the lesson helpful, Aleachi. All the best to you, my friend.
You got 6 correct out of 10.
I didn’t watched this lessen ….It was very easy for me :)
Yes it’s an easy subject.
I think it would be helpful to watch the lesson so you get an even higher score! I’m sure you can do it! Also, please note this correction:
I didn’t watch this lesson.
Even with other verbs besides “have”, we come back to the base form of the verb in negative sentences. I wish you all the best, amirrezaee.
thank you Rebecca …..English language isn’t for me very easy ….I born in city which there is not English common …I love to learn ….but I need too time for it .I’m 35 years.
which way is useful for learn English faster than all way ? 1- I see subtitle English movie ….2- I read book story …3- I talk with someone English . and another ways you suggest to me ….. ??
Hello Dear Ms. Rebecca
thank you so much I use past tans and I learn very good. you is good teacher
I want tel to you( Engvid )thank you for you help to us
Thank you for the lesson, Rebecca:)
Thank you for the lesson ,Mrs Rebecca
I got 10 correct out of 10. Thank you again Rebecca
Thank, for your lesson, like it!
Thank you for explaination. 10 out of 10 ;]
Yes! Ofcourse it’s really important lesson for us.
We always make silly mistakes on grammar. When we speaking.
Yes, you’re right, Sid, we make silly mistakes IN grammar! Don’t you just love English? Never mind, now you know. Once I was teaching a client who was a lawyer and he said to me, “Rebecca, these prepositions will keep you in business for the rest of your life!” All the best to you, Sid.
thank you, each day i have improve my english by your watches
the score is 90. thanks
i can’t beleive that the quiz has set me up for the first time!
well done Rebeca
Thank vou Rebecca. Thaís Review lessons was Very práctica and usefull. See you
Yes, it is always helpful to strengthen our understanding of the basics, Fabio. My best wishes to you!
Hi Rebecca …
Please,I need your help
Iam studying English and have subject called Testing for languge teachers and I is very difficult. How can I study this subject?
Sorry. From your question, I don’t have enough information to help you out. Just try sitting down with a good dictionary and work your way quietly through each sentence. When a passage is too hard, it’s usually because the vocabulary is too hard or the grammar is confusing. Start with understanding the words. All the best to you, Saba.
Thank you dear I will try to do the best.
Wow. What a scary picture you put.
this is very hard for me.
Interestingly enough, English speakers will sometimes use a noun as a verb like you just did, to mean “to act like a [noun]”. It’s used in casual English to be funny. For example,
“Just paid off my credit card debt. Adulting feels good.”
[Commenting on a picture of a cat doing something weird] “I think he forgot how to cat.”
Hi Rebecca :D I really appreciate your teaching! Have a great day :)))
I had a great time with this lesson, thanks so much Rebecca. And te quiz it says: You got 10 correct out of 10.
Thank you very very much engvid family for this marvelous lesson,I had earned a lot of knowledge about your lessons,keep doing this god bless and more power.
i had 10/10. did you have a good student? you didn’t have any bad lessons!
OH! YES I GOT 10/10
Hello every one and a special regard for Rebeccea i would like to ask you a question about this lesson that we know the subjects She,HE,and it, are usually take the word Has.so why we couldn’t use it with them instead of have here in this lesson ? for example you mentioned in the negative 1-Gorge didn’t have a lot of friends. and in question – Did gorge have a lot of friends ? why we didn’t use – Gorge didn’t has a lot of friends. Did gorge has a lot friends ? can you explain that pleas .
Thank you so much.
I had 7/10,i have disappointment,i expect 10/10
I got 10/10
Hi Rebecca. It is always a pleasure for me to watch your video lessons. I HAD a great time! Thank you so much. Until next time!
thanks great lessons
Hello, dear Rebecca!
Just want to let you know… A few years ago accidentally discovered your video in a social network, I looked through it and was pleasantly surprised! Exactly because of you my adoration to the Eng.Vid was began. You are really great!!!
Rebecca, you are very talented teacher! Have a nice day!
Hello. These are my sentences. If you find mistakes in my sentences feel free to correct these.
*I had rabbit in my childhood.
*I didn’t have a dog in my childhood.
*Did I have a giraffe in my childhood?
When i mention about my childhood is it true to use “in my childhood” ? Thanks.
Congrats to me! 100/100
Thank you Rebecca,this was first lesson I watched for you and you make it easy and fun lesson.
Hi Rebecca – thank you so much for the lessons. It was great and learned a lot. Very helpful too. I appreciate your examples. Regards.
I am very happy…
Excelent lesson. I got 100% correct.
Thanks teacher Rebeca
Thanks!I love these lessons!
I’m so very excited to learn more in English. Thank you Teacher Rebecca..
10/10 great! I did it. Thanks for this lesson :)
Thanks Rebeeca, All my respect to You.
great 10/10.. thanks for this lesson…
Thank you Rebecca I had a nice time with your lesson
Hi my name’s abdalah Kali I am new studen joined recentljy
Thank you Rebecca,I got 10 correct out of 10
:D, It seems to me so simple to learn when you explain!
Thank for engvid forwarding me in english
Thank you so much Teacher Rebecca, this lesson really a big help to me.
thanks for this lesson,it’s really easy to understand
It was awesome, thanks! <3
thank you teacher really i understand from you
Thank you Rebecca.
Muy buena plataforma
whe do you really use it had??
thanks Rebecca for the adding it’s very awesome, i was confused when i use have/has with he,she & it at the past in question and negative but now i’m ready to use have in sentences after i have watched the videos :)
Thank you Rebecca
Hi Where can i download the videos. Inspite of finding the button to download, I haven’t found this.
Thank you Rebecca for this lesson.
Thank you so much for your lesson, I had a good time with you! :)
I didn’t have a good knowledges about the verb “have”. You saved my self from many errors in the future! :)
Christina, what do you Think, maybe better use word “mistakes” instead of word “errors”?
I think mistakes better for grammar and errors better for math results etc.
Am I right?
I just join the website, and I must say very informative.
Thank you, Rebecca!
It was a very useful lesson.
10 from 10 correct answers on quiz :-)
I had an English class yesterday.
I didn`t have an English class yesterday.
Did I have an English class yesterday?
Didn`t I have an English class yesterday?
Hi, everybody, i joined engvid yesterday, i think its great, i really like it
I did it great on the test because I understood, but I was confuse everytime you used the third person with have instead of has, I did it as you said and I scored 100/100, then online I searched the reason why and I found out this that was very helpful to me: Third person singular (he, she, it, who, which,…) works as follows.
Present affirmative. Present negative. Past affirmative. Past negative.
She has a coat. She does not have a coat. She had a coat. She did not have a coat.
In the present tense, one and only one verb has the present marker s.
In the past tense, one and only one verb has the past marker d.
If there is an auxiliary verb (e.g., do), it takes the tense marker, and the main verb is in the “bare infinitive” form (have in this example).
If there is no auxiliary verb, the main verb takes the tense marker.
Got 10/10 ☺ It was a very useful lesson . I really enjoyed the way you teach . By the way rebeca you look smart!?
Emma is more smart than her?
You got 10 correct out of 10…. yes … thanx Rebecca realy u my favorite one
Rebecca, you have a nice voice. You explane really everything clear. Thank you for the lesson.
Its really awesone….
I have clear my mitakes
Very good lesson as every time! Thank you very much.
Thank you teacher I understand
Hi Rebecca. why should i choose (did have) when we are talking about future in this question??
9. When __________ your team __________ to arrive at the airport? I hope they made it on time despite the traffic jam.
10. She __________ any money for food, so I gave her $25. It was all I had on me.
i love this lesson
Hi Rebecca, I really enjoy your lesson. You were very helpful to me. I need this kind of lesson because in my job grammar is so critical. I perfected the quiz after I carefully watched your lesson. More power to you Rebecca. I’m looking forward for more lesson :)
Feel free to correct my sentences :)
Rebecca Ma’am aww or Teacher as you like it,Thank you so much for teach me..You’re great amazing and helpful lesson
This is very helpfull
I liked your class very much .It is very useful for me. it gives me the effect of being taught taught by a teacher at school. Thank you for giving such a class. :)
“Last Sunday i had soccer game”
“Last Sunday i didn’t have soccer game”
“Did last Sunday i have soccer game?”
ıt s could be ” when did you have soccer game” ı guess
Thank you dear Rebecca
I love Mrs Rebecca, your voice very easy to hear.
Thank you !
hi thanks a lot rebecca
Thanks,Rebecca. I had a lot fun with your lessen today. I can’t thank you enough for what you helping me.
its a very good class, thanks.
Thank you very much mrs rebecca, this lesson was simple but it reminded me what i had ignore
yesss 10 correct
Thank you Rebecca. You are the best teacher that I met.
Thanks, Rebecca. Good lesson. I got 100
Hello Ms. Rebecca, thank you for all your lesson, very helpful, my goal is to improve and strengthen my communication skills especially oral and written. Hope you could help me :) Thank you.
Thank you Rebecca. My English has improved a lot with your classes.
I had a very interesting experience in your class, I didnt have any questions because I got 100. Did there have someone like me？
Hi, I had very good lesson and good experience with quiz. planning to watch more videos . Thank you very much
Yesssss I had fun with this quiz and answer it all right.
hi! just sign up today! 04/09/2017 I’m watching videos for better grammar and vocabulary development.
Welcome to engVid, roxyb! ?
hi, thanks for this. i took the exam. i got 5.. i watched the video and re take the exam. i got 9 =) this is really helpful.
Hello, in the case of he she or it, why don’t use “HAS” for negative and question form?
Dear Maam Rebecca,
I am very happy today because i had found your website. thank you so much for the lesson on how to wrote english. God bless you and stay beautiful and healthy.
Hi Rebecca, may i ask when to use : Did she have fun tonight? or Did she has fun tonight? i mean what are the rules for this? Because has is used for single person right?
Thanks for the video. I had problems with the Past Tense of the verb “to have”, but now I don’t.
Hi, Rebecca!It’s my first time to leave a comment here. I just want to say thank you. You are my favorite teacher here in EngVid. I am a college graduate but seems like my english level is in elementery.I love the way you teach. I want to improve more my english grammar, comprehension and have confidence to speak fluently. I can’t land a job because of my english. I have a fear of conversing through english because i feel like my english grammar is wrong. I look forward to learn more and speak fluently from learning with you. Thank you!
Thank you Rebecca your class was very clear.
One more useful lesson. Thanks, Rebecca !!!
very very nice!!!!
Thanks a lot, Rebbeca. Your explanations are very good. Sometimes, I was wrong when I wanted to make a question using the past tense have. Thanks again.
I love this teacher. your explanations are excellent. Thanks.
Thanks Rebecca for all lessons
I had to practice English at Engvid while having does work. isn’t easy have practice English.
thank you for everything :)
Hi,everyone,I am a civil engineer in China,but I don’t like my job,I want to learn psychology in Britain,so I have to study hard and make enough money at the same time.
thank you very much..this is my fist time
Thank you engvid. It’s a big help for me in English language.
I got 9/10! Good lesson!
Really Very easy and helpful
thank you, Rebecca! 10 out of 10! You are the best teacher!
Hi Rebecca, I like this video. Thanks
Thanks, Mrs Rebecca
I had wondered when you speak very good because I also repeat the word what you speak at the time of teaching
Thanks, Mrs Rebecca
Thanks Mrs. Rebecca I got all correct. You are the teacher I have been looking for.
Full score, really great
Finally with your explanation English is getting easy for me!
Thanks a lot!!!
Yes, I had 100 from this lesson. Thank you my teacher. Your explanation is very helpful for my english. You made easy for understanding.
You are the best teacher in my opinion. I always watch your lessons with a great pleasure. Thank you!
Got 100% . Yummy lesson rebecca. ☺ I have a question, in the last question sentence what does it mean ” It was all I had on me” . Plz clear this to me rebecca by making it simple .
Good my teacher
I will get an A, one of these days!
Thanks, Mrs Rebecca!!! You are the best teacher!!!
Thanks a lot Rebecca.
Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much. Your teaching method is cristle clear. I will appreciate your service. God bless you.
Hi,Rebecca your lessons are very helpful.
thank you so much teacher
10 out of 10
Thank you Rebecca
Hi dear Rebecca.
Thank you very much. Your teaching is very useful for me.
I’m a surgeon from Iran and i will follow your lessons.
Thank You.. Great Lesson, Very Helpful And I got 10/10
Thank you my teacher.
You got 9 correct out of 10.
Thanks a lot Rebecca for this lesson.
Hi Every one! its my first lesson.it was very Helpful.
Good work and also good for me in learning
She doesn’t have/didn’t have any money for food its confusing
Thanks, Rebecca. Your lesson is great, as always.
I got 100 thanks sister
I sign up this website just right now, I want to be good English speaker, listener and writer. Can this website help me??
Thank you so much ma’am
It was my first test and because of your excellent teaching skills I got 10/10.
One thing I wanted to tel–I like the way you smile between tutorials
I got 10/10 in this quiz. Thank you so much Rebecca
10 out of 10..Thanks Rebecca, superb teaching :-)
I got 10!! ? eventhough it confuse me ? thanks a lot reb?
Thank you< I need to laern
Thank you this is my first time and loved, I need to learn English. Thank you again Rebecca.
this is my first time and i really really interested to learn in English grammar
i got 10/10! :D thank you.
It was amazing! Thanks for your good presentations
Wow hahahha i got a perfect score! This is the first time i had a perfect score in english.. thank you ms. Rebecca i watched your tutorial first before i take the exam.. did may english improved ms. Rebecca??
thank you rebecca
thank you Rebecca
Thank you Rebecca.
I had a 100% score
congratulations ,I too got :D
Thank you so much Rebecca.
More and more.
bu çok güzel oldu.
a lot thanks REBECCA. I learned past tense. I think very good video
I had fun, learn English with you, Rebecca.
thanks A lot, nice teaching Rebecca
9/10 not bad ?
i got 5/10 ngal ngal…lol..
I didn’t have a great time, because I had an old iPhone and desktop, and my friend had a great iPhone, but the question is did he have a desktop?
I got 100 this time, I didn’t have any idea I can make it. But the teacher Rebecca helps me a lot.
Thank you very much teacher!
it was great dear rebecca
I had a perfect score on your quiz that I took up before. I had fun and challenging. Is it grammatically correct my sentence? Thanks for your informative lesson and it is very useful.
9 correct out of 10
Thank you very much mam
So happy to be here .and getting a lots fun with Rebecca .thanks !
10/10. Thank you very much Rebecca.
Thank you very much Rebecca. You are teaching very well. It easily understanding your classes in youtube. I never miss your classes.
Waw! It was interesting I got 100% Thank you, Rebecca.
Thank you very much Rebecca.
Thanks for the in-depth teaching
Thank you very much!! Athens , Greece!
Thanks a lot Rebecca. You are the best :)
8/10 I love your teaching method. Thanks
9/10 as I panic in the end haha. Lovely learning Rebecca. Thank you so much.
Thank you teacher Rebbeca for your lesson, is simple and interesting, good job.
Thank You. Great Lesson, Very Helpful and I got 10 correct out of 10.
I watched this video twice on August 23, 2021, and took the quiz after watching it. I got ten out of 10.
10/10 ^^ in Quiz. 04/09/2021
Thanks a lot Rebekka for your effort and support.
Thanks for your test. It was helpful.
Hi Rebecca, your all lessons are really helpful,
Thanks a lot.
thank you very much for these lesson .I Understood it very well .
Hey guys i hope you’re well ?
I need partner to improve my speaking !!
Help me please
Thanks a lot Rebecca! You are an amazing girl! (Azores Islands, 01Jul2022);
Superb ? I got this one as well ?
Thank you very much Rebecca for another amazing lesson!