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Hi friends, I feel a little lazy right now, that's becauseI have just had my lunch”,

well, did you hear what I just said? ‘I have just had my lunch’, and yes well this

is what today's lesson is all about, “using have had and has hadin English. So this

lesson is for all the subscribers who have kept requesting for this lesson and tell us

how we usehave hadin English, so well this is for all of you out there. Now first

let's understand, you can use, “has hadandhave hadin English, okay? It is

absolutely correct. You can use the structure in these ways. Now first before we understand

examples and the usage ofhave had’, let's understand how do we get this have had,

okay? Now I've put a small sentence here, “I eat my lunch”, okay? Supposing I tell

you I eat my lunch and the same thing I can say using have where have place the main verb

of eating, it replaces the verb eating and you say, “I have my lunch”, okay? Now

if you notice, both these sentences are in the simple present, okay? Now supposing if

I put it in the continuous, you get, “I am eating”, alright? ‘I am eatingwhere

eatgoes in theingand you have a supporting verbam’, eating this is

your present continuous. Now instead of saying, ‘I'm eatingI can also say, ‘I'm having

my lunch right now’, right? Wherehaveis replacing, ‘eating’. So I do the same

thing, I put, “I am having my lunch right now, I'll call you later”, right? So this

is what I do in the present continuous. Now if I have to put it in the present perfect,

I'm going to say, “I…” well do you rememberpresent perfect tense’? The verb goes

in thepast participleform, so you have eaten, okay? And remember you always

use a supporting verb, ‘havein the present perfect tense and then it is, “I have eaten”,

that means the action is completed. Now the same way how I put this verb in the past participle,

I'm going to do exactly the same thing here, soIokay, the third form of thishave

ishad’, so you sayhad’, right? Now to make it a present perfect tense, you

always usehaveand this is where I get my, “have had”. So, well have had

is nothing but the present perfect tense, okay? Now we're going to take a look at some

sentences and see when you can usehave hadorhas hadin a sentence. So

as you just learned, ‘have hadis nothing but the present perfect tense. Now let's see

how do we use them in sentences, my first one, “they have had three chocolates today.”

So, wellhave hadyour means, ‘they have eaten’, okay? And why am I using a

present perfect tense? Because the action is completed but the time, ‘today’, is

not completed. So, “theyhave hadthree chocolates today”, okay? Now well

you can usehaveas a main verb and you want to sayhave lunch’, ‘have

a meal’, ‘have breakfast’, ‘have a small argument’, ‘have a chat’, ‘have

a word with someone’, ‘have opportunity’ ‘have a good sleep’, ‘have some time

to yourself’, right? So that is how we usehavewith various things. The next one,

has she ever had Chinese food?” now if you see I've used, ‘hashere, that is

because we are talking about thethird person singular’. Well friends I hope you

remember the rules of a present tense, “I have,” “you have”, “he, she, it has

okay? So it's the same ashave hadonly because of third person, we sayhas she

ever had…’ Now well this is a question, “has she ever had Chinese food?” Now why

do we use a present perfect here? Because I want to say so far, till date, ‘has she

ever had Chinese foodand that is how we usehadagain, here to mean has she

ever eaten, has she ever tried, has she ever tasted Chinese food, okay? So this is how

we use it in the present perfect tense. The next example, “Tom has had a beard for many

yearsnow well ideally, ideally okay, we could, we should be saying, “Tom has been

havingright? Because I'm talking about many years, so maybe three years ago, the

action started when he grew a beard and till today he has a beard. So we should be saying,

has been havingbut like I always tell you, ‘havedoes not take aning

form when you talk about possessing something, it never goes in the ing form, so we have

no option but to put it in the present perfect tense, to show that an action started in the

past and is still continuing till date. So here I say, “Tom has had a beard for many

yearsso we usehave hadorhas had’, when we cannot puthavewhich

is the main verb in this case, in theingform, to denote that an action has been going

on for a long time, so what we do is, we put it in the present perfect tense, remember

becausehavedoes not go in theingform, alright? So here we have another present

perfect tense, which is actually trying to express an action that has been happening

over a long period of time, soTom has had a beard for many years”. AgainTom

is the third person singular, so we usehas’, okay? I hope this is clear. Let's move on

to the next example, “I have had a bad cold for many days”, now imagine last week I

had a cold and it's still there, I feel suffocated, I feel sick, okay? So I'm going to tell you,

I have a bad cold. Well again ideally I should be saying, “I have been having…” but

havedoes not go withing’, so I put it in the present perfect tense like

this, to show that the action has been happening over a period of time, maybe a few days, few

years, few months or few weeks, okay? SoI have had a bad cold for many days.” That

means I still have the cold, okay? If I'm just gonna say, “I had a coldthat means

I'm fine right now, but what I want to tell you is, ‘I still have a coldokay and

it's been there for many days. So that is how I'm going to usehave had a bad cold’,

okay? And my last example, “By next month I will have had that car for two years

okay now supposing this month, I completed the one year and 11 months using the car,

okay but by next month if you see by next month I will be completing two years, so I'm

going to tell you, “I willhave hadnow I have used, ‘have hadokay but here

I'm giving you an example of a future perfect tense so I say, “I will have hadso by

next month I will be completing two years of owning this car, so I can't say, ‘I will

have been havingagain because we do not usehavewith theing’, so I tell

you, “I will have had that car for two years”. So this is a future perfect tense. Okay friends,

well and this is how you usehave hadin a sentence, so please don't get confused,

it's very simple, it is nothing but thepresent perfect tense’. Okay friends, I hope you

enjoyed watching this lesson, please do put in your comments and queries if any, I'll

be back soon with a new lesson till then, take care and bye.

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