Mr Sinha Has a Severe Headache. ✓ He is Having a Blue-coloured Maruti Car. ✗ Mr Sinha Has Two Daughters and No Sons. ✓ - English - Communicative

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The verb ‘to have’
Be careful with the verb ‘to have’, which has many different uses and meanings. Study the box below and consider the sentences that follow.

  Health (H) Possession (P) Relationship (R)
Mr Sinha headache Maruti car two daughters

Put a tick (✓) or cross (✗) against each sentence according to whether it is correct or incorrect.

  • Mr Sinha has a severe headache. ___________
  • He is having a blue-coloured Maruti car. ___________
  • Mr Sinha has two daughters and no sons. ___________
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Solution

  • Mr Sinha has a severe headache. ✓
  • He is having a blue-coloured Maruti car. ✗
  • Mr Sinha has two daughters and no sons. ✓
Concept: Writing and Grammar
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Chapter 1.1: Verb Forms - Exercises [Page 7]

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CBSE Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English
Chapter 1.1 Verb Forms
Exercises | Q 8 | Page 7

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seeking permission

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May

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request

offer

permission

possibility/ probability

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intention

offer

request

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