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Newsletter: have #1 (permalink) Fri May 20, 2011 9:44 am   Newsletter: have
 

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Hi,

Some words in English are long and complicated and full of their own self importance. Others on the other hand are subtle and as we say, hide their light under a bushel, which means they don't show people how capable and talented they are. It is such a word that I have written my latest newsletter about. It is dedicated to the four letter word 'Have'.

You can read it here: Newsletter: have

Alan
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Re: Newsletter: have #2 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 15:25 pm   Re: Newsletter: have
 

Alan, it is an exciting explanation. You struck a sad tone towards the end, though. By the way, I have heard of a story in which the punctuation plays a decisive role. See this careless judgment: Let him not hang him. The judge actually decreed that the accused be killed. But the clever counsel, it is said, put a comma after 'him' and saved his client's life.

Well, coming back to my question on 'have', I would like you to explain how it functions when 'have' carries (is assigned) different meanings as in ' Have a cup of 'tea', 'Do you have any pain in the chest?' 'I had a dream last night' etc.

Thanks.
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Newsletter: have #3 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 16:06 pm   Newsletter: have
 

Hi THL,

Now that is definitely a whole new can of worms. 'Have' is the second most important verb in English after 'be' and it has a whole range of meanings as in the examples you have given. Some uses are logical but most are illogical or as we say 'idiomatic'.

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Newsletter: have #4 (permalink) Tue Jun 14, 2011 21:37 pm   Newsletter: have
 

Thank you, Alan.
This was really beautifully written.

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Newsletter: have #5 (permalink) Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:06 am   Newsletter: have
 

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Dear Alan Sir,

Thank you for your Essay "have". I think have is an auxiliary verb, which is
used in the formation of perfect tenses.

EX:He has worked (Present Perfect)
He has been working (Present perfect Continuous)
He had worked(IPast Perfect)
Sir I have a doubt with this "Have"

Let us have our dinner, let us have our lunch. Do you like to have cool drinks?
For above sentences, why should we use have instead of eat or something like that.
I am really carried away your way of writing, since you have it in you always when
you write Essays.

Thank you

S.Shanthi
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Newsletter: have #6 (permalink) Sun Jun 19, 2011 15:22 pm   Newsletter: have
 

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Oh Lord, what an interest topic Im a lucky person having it, Im definitely learning quite a lot from you. Thats why I always recommend this site to all my friends and everyone who studies English.
Thanks a lot dear Alan, less God bless all of you.
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Newsletter: have #7 (permalink) Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:51 am   Newsletter: have
 

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Hi Alan Sir,

Thank you for your Essay Have Part II, You have explained nicely about
must and have to be used in what way. This way you have been trying everyone
to buy TOEIC Preparation Test Papers, I can buy it provided I pay for that,
What I am suggesting, why don't you provide those like free materials, we will
be very gratefull to you sir, since your country is well developed in economically,
I think you people have it in you.

I request you to consider this matterIToeic Listening Materials) as special case and help us. Our Sir Torsten is already helping us by providing Free Materials, So I don't
like to say any commments.

Thank you

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Newsletter: have #8 (permalink) Tue Jun 21, 2011 19:22 pm   Newsletter: have
 

WOW, It is a beautiful essay, a little sad but beautiful.

I will definetely tell my friends about it, they have to have it.

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Newsletter: have #9 (permalink) Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:29 am   Newsletter: have
 

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Please listen to my recording and respond with a voice message too. Many thanks.
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Newsletter: have #10 (permalink) Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:59 am   Newsletter: have
 

have is a verb that has diffeent meaning, some time hard to master,thank you for ouyr explanation
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Newsletter: have #11 (permalink) Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:14 am   Newsletter: have
 

hi,,,
thank you for this lesson, it's help me to understood more about English,,

cheers,
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Newsletter: have #12 (permalink) Fri Jun 24, 2011 14:47 pm   Newsletter: have
 

Hi Alan,
Thank you very much
I'm very happy for recieving your e-mails lessons
best regards
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Newsletter:Have #13 (permalink) Sat Jun 25, 2011 17:44 pm   Newsletter:Have
 

Hi Alan,

Is this sentence complete and defines its function if I say "I have to get up early

tomorrow morning."

Thanks

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Newsletter: have #14 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:33 am   Newsletter: have
 

Hi, Alan:

The English course free on line is a great thing. And the way you take for easy explanations and topics is wonderful.
Now, I would ask - with respect to "Let it have in": how do English speakers do to identify which of either different meanings is
right, every time you say that sentence? I consider that very important! Perhaps you will say ... "from the context"?

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Newsletter: have #15 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:15 am   Newsletter: have
 

Dear Alan Townend,
Have - Part 2
As usual, a beautiful and lively write-up, worth referring to again and again.
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