Have you got any brothers and sisters?

Conversation

Listen to a conversation between Craig and Lucy. Pay attention to the use of the verb have got and has got in the conversation. You will learn how they use have got and has got in positive, negative, question and contraction forms.

Craig Have you got any brothers and sisters, Lucy?
Lucy No, I haven’t. What about you?
Craig I’ve got a sister, but I haven’t got any brothers.
Lucy Is your sister married?
Craig Yes, she is.
Lucy Has she got any children?
Craig No, she hasn’t. Well, not yet, anyway.
Lucy Have you got a photo?
Craig Yes, I have. I’ve got some photos of my family in that drawer over there.
Lucy Oh, she’s got lovely long dark hair.
Craig No, she hasn’t got dark hair. She’s got fair hair … Oh, that isn’t my sister. That’s … er … Rachel – an old girlfriend. Now, why have I got that in there?
Lucy Yes, I wonder.

 

Language Notes

have got (v)
is most commonly used to talk about possession, relationships, and qualities or features.

married (adj)
having a husband or wife.

drawer (n)
a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out.

girlfriend (n)
a female lover (friend).

wonder (v)
to think or speculate curiously and sometimes doubtfully.

 

Have got and has got

We use have/has got in different context

Possessions: I‘ve got a mobile phone.
Families: He‘s got two children
Descriptions: She‘s got long hair.

 

Positive, negative, question and contraction forms of have got and has got

Positive form is have/has + got

Negative form is have/has + not + got

Question form is have/has + subject + got.

Have we got any bread to eat?
Have you got everything you need for the picnic?
Has she got a new job?

Contraction form is ‘ve/’s + got and haven’t/hasn’t + got

He hasn’t got any girlfriends.
I haven’t got any homework.

Some examples of have got and has got

They’ve got a brand new car.
We haven’t got any tables and chairs.
He’s got dark eyes.
She hasn’t got many flowers.

So the negative is have/has + not + got?

 

It is not common to use have got in the past. Have got is usually used in the present tense.

I had an IELTS exam last year.

NOT: I had got an IELTS exam last year.

Learn more:

 

Excercise

1.Choose the correct answer

1. ______ lots of family members at the wedding
2. _____ a new house.
3. _____ a minute?
4. ______ dinner at 6.30pm.
5. _____ a yoga exercise later.
6. _____ a terrible headache now.
7. Everyone _____ very cold in the winter.
8. ______ a bad time yesterday night.

 

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