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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Thanks, again! We __________ a lot of fun at your party yesterday.

The manager didn't __________ time to talk today. He said we could meet tomorrow.

Did you ___________ classes this afternoon? I tried to call you, but it went to your voice mail.

The bakery didn't __________ any chocolate cake left, so I bought a cheesecake instead. Is that okay?

Last Friday, we __________ a farewell party for our boss. Can you believe he retired after 32 years?

Sorry I couldn't call you earlier. My cellphone died, and I __________ my charger with me.

__________ last month's conference __________ any interesting speakers?

The hotel guests __________ any heating in their rooms for several hours because of the power outage.

When __________ your team __________ to arrive at the airport? I hope they made it on time despite the traffic jam.

She __________ any money for food, so I gave her $25. It was all I had on me.


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180 Comments on “English Grammar: The Past Tense of HAVE”


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Hi, everyone! Am I the first one this time? I’m the early bird, that gets the worm!

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    congratulatios nataanna and i would to say like your expression” i’m the early bird, that gets the worm”

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    Hi Natanna. Congratulations. It’s great that I see you as the first one. Keep it up.

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

      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!

      Wednesday, February 1st 2017

        Yes I’m aware. Ok I join you.

        Wednesday, February 1st 2017

      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.

      Wednesday, February 1st 2017

        i joined this website in september 2015 , how about you?

        Wednesday, February 1st 2017

          sorry i mean ‘ in september 2016’

          Wednesday, February 1st 2017

          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.

          Wednesday, February 1st 2017

        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???

        Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    Congratulation!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    Yes, you are first, Nataanna! Congratulations, thanks for watching, and all the best to you.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    Welcome! This is the best way to improve your skill English

    Saturday, February 4th 2017

      Hi,ctierrez! How are you? I haven’t seen you here before. Are you a newcomer or the an experienced member of EngVid?

      Saturday, February 4th 2017

        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.

        Wednesday, February 8th 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    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.

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

      Sorry, Mr.E and James`s video.

      Wednesday, February 1st 2017

        don’ worry because mr james don’t read comments at all.

        Wednesday, February 1st 2017

          What about Mr. E?

          Wednesday, February 1st 2017

          Mr E sometimes, i prefer the teachers who reply us than they don’t and i hope all will reply us.

          Wednesday, February 1st 2017

          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.
          Good luck

          Thursday, February 2nd 2017

          Sorry I have mistake too!!! If you don’t mind I correct your mistakes not I would correct your mistakes.

          Thursday, February 2nd 2017

          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.

          Thursday, February 2nd 2017

          Great, keep it up.

          Thursday, February 2nd 2017

          Hello how are you ?

          Saturday, February 4th 2017

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

      Good luck🤓

      Wednesday, February 1st 2017

      let’s get the ball rolling, it will be fun , my pleasure, and good luck for everyone.

      Wednesday, February 1st 2017

        The best of luck to everyone!

        Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    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.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

I tried mychardest

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Hello Rebecca. Thank you for such a useful lesson. This subject looks simple but some times can confound us. Thanks again and nice teaching.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Dear Rebecca,
A simple but very useful reminder. I got 10 correct out of 10.
: D Thank you. Best regards.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Thanks a lot, Rebecca. This is a interesting revision.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Hi. Thanks teacher.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Hii frinds i gave my first test. And i join today

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Thank’s

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    You want to say “Thanks” my friend, with no apostrophe. All the best to you, Mouhcine tene.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thank’s

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Many thanks Rebecca!!

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    hi knopfler you are always here you’ve followed the most videos of engVid you are really assiduous person,i appreciate you .

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

      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 ;)

      Wednesday, February 1st 2017

        Hello, knopfler86! I recommend these lessons as well.
        Most explanations ARE unique because of their simplicity, aren’t they?

        Saturday, February 4th 2017

          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??

          Saturday, February 4th 2017

          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!
          See you

          Saturday, February 4th 2017

Thanks Rebecca for this lesson, it was easy understand…:)

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

it well understood

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Thanks a lot for your helpful lesson

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

I like this video!! Dear Rebecca, Thank you so much!! ^_____^

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

thanks for this useful lesson..

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

It’s very important to repeat, from time to time, basic lessons.
Thanks Rebecca.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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 .

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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!

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Thank you

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    Thank you I had your great lesson and I got it

    Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    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!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    Glad to know you found the lesson helpful, my friend. All the best to you!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Hi, I am starting studing… and I don’t know in which lesson start.
Help me please. :)

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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”.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Rebecca, thanks a lot! You make it seems so easy, especially about a important topic as this one. It was a very good lesson!

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    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!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    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.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    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.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

      Thanks, Rebecca! Now I understand.

      Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Hi Rebecca! Nice video, thanks for teaching us how to use have in the past tense.

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    Glad you found the lesson helpful, Aleachi. All the best to you, my friend.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

You got 6 correct out of 10.
I didn’t watched this lessen ….It was very easy for me :)

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

    Yes it’s an easy subject.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    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.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

      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.

      Friday, February 3rd 2017

        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 ….. ??

        Friday, February 3rd 2017

Hello Dear Ms. Rebecca
thank you so much I use past tans and I learn very good. you is good teacher
Thank you
Ahmad

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

I want tel to you( Engvid )thank you for you help to us
thank you
Ahmad

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Thank you for the lesson, Rebecca:)

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thank you for the lesson ,Mrs Rebecca

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

I got 10 correct out of 10. Thank you again Rebecca

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thank, for your lesson, like it!

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thank you for explaination. 10 out of 10 ;]

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Yes! Ofcourse it’s really important lesson for us.
We always make silly mistakes on grammar. When we speaking.

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    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.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

thank you, each day i have improve my english by your watches

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

the score is 90. thanks

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

i can’t beleive that the quiz has set me up for the first time!

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

well done Rebeca

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thank vou Rebecca. Thaís Review lessons was Very práctica and usefull. See you

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    Yes, it is always helpful to strengthen our understanding of the basics, Fabio. My best wishes to you!

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

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?

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

    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.

    Thursday, February 2nd 2017

      Thank you dear I will try to do the best.

      Saturday, February 4th 2017

    Wow. What a scary picture you put.

    Saturday, February 4th 2017

this is very hard for me.

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Awesome teachering

Friday, February 3rd 2017

    Teaching*

    Friday, February 3rd 2017

    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.”

    Sunday, February 5th 2017

Hi Rebecca :D I really appreciate your teaching! Have a great day :)))

Friday, February 3rd 2017

I had a great time with this lesson, thanks so much Rebecca. And te quiz it says: You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Saturday, February 4th 2017

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.

Saturday, February 4th 2017

i had 10/10. did you have a good student? you didn’t have any bad lessons!

Saturday, February 4th 2017

OH! YES I GOT 10/10

Saturday, February 4th 2017

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 .

Saturday, February 4th 2017

Thank you so much.

Saturday, February 4th 2017

I had 7/10,i have disappointment,i expect 10/10

Saturday, February 4th 2017

Thanks Rebecca

Sunday, February 5th 2017

I got 10/10

Sunday, February 5th 2017

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!

Sunday, February 5th 2017

thanks great lessons

Sunday, February 5th 2017

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!!!

Sunday, February 5th 2017

Rebecca, you are very talented teacher! Have a nice day!

Sunday, February 5th 2017

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.

Monday, February 6th 2017

Congrats to me! 100/100

Monday, February 6th 2017

Thank you Rebecca,this was first lesson I watched for you and you make it easy and fun lesson.

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Hi Rebecca – thank you so much for the lessons. It was great and learned a lot. Very helpful too. I appreciate your examples. Regards.

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

I am very happy…

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Excelent lesson. I got 100% correct.

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Thanks teacher Rebeca

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Usefull lesson.Thanks.

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Thanks!I love these lessons!

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

I’m so very excited to learn more in English. Thank you Teacher Rebecca..

Thursday, February 9th 2017

Thanks😊

Friday, February 10th 2017

10/10 great! I did it. Thanks for this lesson :)

Friday, February 10th 2017

Thanks Rebeeca, All my respect to You.

Friday, February 10th 2017

great 10/10.. thanks for this lesson…

Friday, February 10th 2017

Thank you Rebecca I had a nice time with your lesson

Saturday, February 11th 2017

is great!

Saturday, February 11th 2017

Hi my name’s abdalah Kali I am new studen joined recentljy

Sunday, February 12th 2017

Thank you Rebecca,I got 10 correct out of 10
:D, It seems to me so simple to learn when you explain!

Sunday, February 12th 2017

Thank for engvid forwarding me in english

Sunday, February 12th 2017

Thank you so much Teacher Rebecca, this lesson really a big help to me.

Monday, February 13th 2017

is great

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

thanks for this lesson,it’s really easy to understand

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

It was awesome, thanks! <3

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

thank you teacher really i understand from you

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Thank you Rebecca.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Muy buena plataforma

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

whe do you really use it had??

Thursday, February 16th 2017

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 :)

Friday, February 17th 2017

Thank you Rebecca

Friday, February 17th 2017

Hi Where can i download the videos. Inspite of finding the button to download, I haven’t found this.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thank you Rebecca for this lesson.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Hello, Rebecca!
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! :)

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    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?

    Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

I just join the website, and I must say very informative.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

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?

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Hi, everybody, i joined engvid yesterday, i think its great, i really like it

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

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.

Friday, February 24th 2017

Got 10/10 ☺ It was a very useful lesson . I really enjoyed the way you teach . By the way rebeca you look smart!😊

Saturday, February 25th 2017

    Emma is more smart than her😉

    Monday, February 27th 2017

You got 10 correct out of 10…. yes … thanx Rebecca realy u my favorite one

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Rebecca, you have a nice voice. You explane really everything clear. Thank you for the lesson.

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Its really awesone….
I have clear my mitakes

Monday, February 27th 2017

thanks

Monday, February 27th 2017

Very good lesson as every time! Thank you very much.

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

Thank you teacher I understand

Thursday, March 2nd 2017

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.
did, have
did, has
does, had
does, have
10. She __________ any money for food, so I gave her $25. It was all I had on me.
didn’t has
didn’t have
doesn’t had
doesn’t have

Saturday, March 4th 2017

i love this lesson

Sunday, March 5th 2017

thanks

Sunday, March 5th 2017

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 :)

Monday, March 6th 2017

Rebecca Ma’am aww or Teacher as you like it,Thank you so much for teach me..You’re great amazing and helpful lesson

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

This is very helpfull

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

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. :)

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

“Last Sunday i had soccer game”
“Last Sunday i didn’t have soccer game”
“Did last Sunday i have soccer game?”

Friday, March 10th 2017

    ıt s could be ” when did you have soccer game” ı guess

    Saturday, March 18th 2017

Thank you dear Rebecca

Saturday, March 11th 2017

I love Mrs Rebecca, your voice very easy to hear.
Thank you !

Monday, March 13th 2017

hi thanks a lot rebecca

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Thanks,Rebecca. I had a lot fun with your lessen today. I can’t thank you enough for what you helping me.

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

its a very good class, thanks.

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

Thank you very much mrs rebecca, this lesson was simple but it reminded me what i had ignore

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

yesss 10 correct

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Though it

Saturday, March 18th 2017
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