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Week 8 Contractions and the verb to have

Learning Intention: Revise the use of the apostrophe in contractions and explain how the auxiliary verb’ to have’ is often contracted in the perfect tense.


Lets revise the verb to ‘have’ It has some tricky or irregular parts.

He has big feet.

I had a large lunch.

We will be having a comfort break at 9.50am.

They will be late for school.


The verb to have can be used an auxiliary verb to make the perfect tense.


I have walked here.      

But we don’t usually say this. Normally you will hear ‘I’ve walked here.’


Let’s practice