In British English, have meaning possess is not normally conjugatec with do except when
there is an idea of habit.
/ haven’t(got)a watch,(present possession)
How many corners hasa (a characteristic rather than a habit cube?
He doesn ‘tusually havetime (habit) to study.
In the past,didis used for habit; otherwise either form is possible:
Did you have/Hadyouan umbrella when you left the house?
Inother English-speaking countries, however, the doforms are used almost exclusively.
It would therefore be possible to use do/did forms throughout the following exercises
(except in no.27),but students are asked to use have not/have youforms where they
could be used. Where both are equally usual this will be noted in the key.
Fill the spaces with the correct forms of have, adding got where possible. Only one space
will be left in each clause, but note that got may be separated from have by another
word. When a negative form is required ‘(negative)’will be placed at the end of the
example.
1He is standing there in the rain and . . .even the sense to put up his umbrella,
(negative)
2He . . .a cold in the head. ~
That’s nothing new; he always . . .acold.
3I . . . brainwavesvery often, but I . . .one now. (1stverb negative)
4It is no good arguing with someone who . . .a bee in his bonnet.
5Why don’t you say something? You . . .an excuse? (negative)
6You . . .this toothache yesterday?
7How many letters . . .the alphabet?
8The houses in your country . . .flat roofs?
9You . . .the time? ( =Do you know the time?) -No, I . . .a watch, (negative)

10You ever . . .an impulse to smash something?
11He . . .Ј1,000a year when his father dies.
12Air passengers usually . . .much luggage, (negative)
13You . . .any objection to sitting with your back to the engine?
14Oysters . . .always pearls in them. (negative)
15Your door . . .a little hole through which you can peep at callers? (negative)
16You . . .a match on you? ~
No, I don’t smoke so I never . . .matches.
17What is your opinion? ~
I . . .an opinion? (negative)
18That cup . . .a crack in it.
19You . . .any suspicion who did it?
20This desk . . .a secret drawer?~
No, modern desks ever . . .secret drawers. (negative)
21When you go to a place for the first time, you ever . . .a feeling that you’ve been there
before?
22Babies . . .teeth when they’re born?
23How many sides . . .a pentagon?
24Our cat . . .kittens every year.~
How many she . . .each time?
25They say that if children . . .complete freedom when they are young, they . . .
inhibitions when they grow up. (2ndverb negative)
26You . . .mosquitoes in your country in summer?
27You . . .children?~
Yes, I . . .two, a boy and a girl.
28You . . .a motor cycle?~
No, I only . . .an ordinary bicycle, but I . . .a motor cycle next year.
29Why do you suddenly want to back out? You . . .cold feet?
30Customer: You . . .any mushrooms today?
Shopkeeper: We usually . . .them but I’m afraid we . . .any at the moment.
(lastverb negative)
31I think I know the man you mean. He . . .one blue eye and one brown one? (negative)
32Children nowadays . . .far too much pocket money. I . . .any when I was at school.
(2ndverb negative)
33We were always getting lost in the desert.~
You . . .compasses? (negative)
34Red-haired people always . . .bad tempers?
35Do you think we should eat this meat? It . . .a very nice smell. (negative)
36The stairs are on fire! You . . .a long rope?