Have & Has – Negative form

You will study Have & Has in Negative form.


Have & Has – Negative form

US Geography

Instructions: Read the text and look carefully at the underlined words.

The US does not have a border to the sea but it borders both the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans and it is bordered by Canada and Mexico. It is the third largest country in the world by area and has a varied topography. It does not have an only region, but many of them. The Eastern regions consist of hills and low mountains while the central interior is a vast plain (called the Great Plains region) and the west has high rugged mountain ranges (some of which are volcanic in the Pacific Northwest). Alaska also features rugged mountains as well as river valleys. Hawaii’s landscape varies but is dominated by volcanic topography.

Geography and Climate of the United States. Retrieved and adapted October, 2016 from Ghttp://geography.about.com/od/unitedstatesofamerica/a/unitedstatesgeography.htm


Getting started: The United States-Canada border

Instructions: Read the text. Then match the columns.

The United States-Canada border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world between two countries. It is shared between the United States and Canada, the fourth and the second largest countries by area, respectively. The terrestrial boundary (including small portions of maritime boundaries on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coast, as well as the Great Lakes) is 8,891 kilometres long, of which 2,475 kilometres is with Alaska, eight Canadian provinces and territories (Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick), and thirteen U.S. states (Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) are located along the border.

Canada-United States border. Retrieved and adapted October, 2016 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93United_States_border

1. The United States-Canada border does not have

2. Canada does not have

3. The US does not have

thirteen states.
a short boundary with Mexico.
eight provinces.

Have & has

Let’s study how to use Have & Has in Negative form.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Have & Has in the Negative form.

Have is one of the most common verbs in the English language. We use it to express possession.

To make the negative form we need an auxiliary.

We use the auxiliary Do + not (don’t) + Simple form of the verb for I, we, you, they.

We use the auxiliary Does + not (doesn’t) + Simple for of the verb for he, she, it.


I don’t have a big car.

She doesn’t have a wonderful house.

They don’t have many toys.

Look at the word order in the interrogative form:

Subject Auxiliary + not Verb (Simple form) Complement
I don´t have a new house.
You don´t have a nice flat.
He doesn´t have an expensive car.
She doesn´t have a bicycle.
It doesn´t have a beautiful color.
We don´t have new friends.
They don´t have a lot of money.


Don’t have or doesn’t have

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with the “don’t have” or “doesn’t have”.

  1. They a car.
  2. He a plane.
  3. Ken a notebook.
  4. Andy a tablet.
  5. People have many TVs.
  6. They expensive laptops.
  7. Robert an old car
  8. Dora and Nancy a train ticket.
  9. The children many toys.
  10. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor six children.
  11. doneCheck


Word order

Instructions: Make negative sentences with the following prompts.

in the My parents don’t have a housecountryside
Toronto I house don’t have a in
a My father doesn’t have city job in the
many My brother friends doesn’t have
don’t have test They English an tomorrow
any That doesn’t have man children
doesn’t have My sister boyfriend a new
doesn’t have The child pencil case a
My father two doesn’t have names
doesn’t have car My teacher a


The US economy

Instructions: Choose the right options in the following text.

The Mexico-United States border does not / do not have a short area. Canada and the United States does not / do not have a land border to any other Latin American country but the US with México. Mexico does not/do not have a border with Canada. The United States does not/do not have a long border with Russia. Canada do not/does not have a short land border with The United States.