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When do I use HAVE and HAS?

"Have" and "has" are both present tense conjugations of the verb "to have," and we use "have" or "has" depending on the subject.  
If the subject is 3rd person, singular, then you use "has."  All other subjects take on "have".  See below:
      SingularPlural
1st Person             I                         have            We        have 2nd Person           You                    have            You       have 3rd Person       He/She/It              has             They     have
Ex.
She has a doctor's appointment tomorrow. They have a long day ahead of them. My dog has a good temperament. We both have an iPhone. My sister has a hybrid car.

Remember that the verb "to have" serves two purposes in the English language:

Verb: Of course, as you know, the verb "to have" is used to express possession, as in the examples above and as in "I have a dog, a house and a beautiful family."Auxiliar…

Irregular Verb Group 5: I-O-I/EN

Now, here goes list five!  As I already wrote, remember to study one group at time. Only move on to the next when you have memorized it superbly!


Note: These verbs have 3 different forms. Irregular Verb Group 5: I-O-I/ENDRIVE-DROVE-DRIVENRIDE-RODE-RIDDENRISE-ROSE-RISENWRITE-WROTE-WRITTENBITE-BIT-BITTENHIDE-HID-HIDDEN

Irregular Verb Group 4: T-T-T

Here goes list four!  Although this verb group is big, this is the easiest list because all you have to do is memorize one word. As I already wrote, remember to study one group at time. Only move on to the next when you have memorized it superbly!


Note: These verbs are "weak" irregular verbs because they end in 't', which is close to the regular ending ('d').
Irregular Verb Group 4: T-T-Tbet bet betbid bid bidbroadcast broadcast broadcastburst burst burstcost cost costcut cut cuthit hit hithurt hurt hurtlet let letput put putquit quit quitset set setshut shut shutsplit split splitspread spread spread

Irregular Verb Group 3: EEP/EAP-EPT-EPT

Here goes list three!  Scroll down for previous irregular verb groups. Remember to study one group at time. Only move on to the next when you have memorized it superbly!  This list is a long one...

*Note: British speakers usually uses these irregular verbs, while Americans usually use the regular form.For example:
"Yesterday I burned my pancake!" (American)"Yesterday I burnt my fish and chips!" (Brit) 

These verbs are "weak" irregular verbs because they end in 't', which is close to the regular ending ('d').
Irregular Verb Group 3: EEP/EAP-EPT-EPT 1. creep-crept-crept 2. leap-lept-lept 3. keep-kept-kept 4. sleep-slept-slept 5. sweep-swept-swept 6. weep-wept-wept

Irregular Verb Group 2: I-A-U

So here's Irregular Verbs Group 2.  As I already posted in Irregular Verb Group 1, it's best to learn English's 250 irregular verbs by groups, similar sounds and patterns. Our brains learn best when we can perceive a pattern.

*Note: These verbs are what linguists call "strong" verbs, which means they don't end in 't', for example "I burnt my toast." 
Group 2: I-A-U BEGIN-BEGAN-BEGUN
DRINK-DRANK-DRUNK
RING-RANG-RUNG
SING-SANG-SUNG
SINK-SANK-SUNK
SWIM-SWAM-SWUM

*Be careful not to make the mistake that many of my students have made:
INCORRECT: bring-brang-brung
CORRECT: bring-brought-brought

Irregular Verb Group 1: A/OUGHT

Irregular verbs are one of English's challenges for students. There are about 250 irregular verbs that are still used today-400 in total but the rest are obsolete. The best way to learn is by grouping them together according to their sounds (or phonetic similarities).

Group 1: A/OUGHT 1. BRING-BROUGHT-BROUGHT 2. BUY-BOUGHT-BOUGHT 3. CATCH-CAUGHT-CAUGHT 4. FIGHT-FOUGHT-FOUGHT
5. SEEK-SOUGHT-SOUGHT 6. TEACH-TAUGHT-TAUGHT
Look out for the next Group 2 Irregular Verbs! And if you like this post...then share it!

AFFECT vs. EFFECT

These two words are easily confused by native speakers of English, as well as ESL (English as a Second Language) speakers.

Both of these words can be either verbs or nouns, which makes distinguishing them a bit tricky. First let's take a look at affect.

AFFECT  Usually affect is used as a verb; its meaning is to influence or make something different. It is used with a direct object unless it's used in the passive voice. In that situation we use the preposition "by".
Ex. The pollen in the spring affects my allergies severely. (active voice-direct object) Ex. The stock market was affectedby the economic downturn. (passive voice-used with by)
Affect can also be used as a noun, but only in regards to psychology. It describes a symptom.
Ex. Since the onset of his depression, his affect has been lethargic. 
EFFECT Effect is usually used as a noun describing the result or impact of one thing on another. It takes on the preposition "of" and "on".
Ex. The

What's the difference between HOW MUCH & MANY?

HOW MUCH is for NON-COUNTABLE Nouns. How much is always followed by a non-countable noun.  What's that?...you may ask. Well, it's a noun that can't be counted.  For example, can you count the air?  Can you count water?  Nope! These are non-countable nouns.

Remember: Non-countable nouns never take on an 's' at the end. Ex.
airs
waters
laughters
homeworks
moneys

Ex.
How muchmoney do you have?
How muchtime will you need to finish?
I don't have muchwater.  Can I have some of yours?
Lisbon does not have much public transportation.
How muchfruit is left?

HOW MANY is for COUNTABLE Nouns.
Many is used for countable nouns, or nouns that you count. Things like chairs, apples, pencils and people can all be counted.  But remember, countable nouns don't have to be objects.  A person can have 10 ideas or 1 idea, right? 
So another way of knowing is that if you can add an 's' to the word, it's countable.  Ex.  ideas cars projects assignments
pencils

*People is …