Get vs. Have

Now, are you ready to work on all the details about these two confusing words? Don't worry it'll be so much fun. C'mon.

"Get" vs. "Have" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both are verbs. They refer to claiming something. However, 'get' means that we obtain something, whereas, 'have' is used when we want to indicate that something is ours and we take hold of it.

Differences

'Get' is mainly used when we want to indicate gaining something. It is a transitive verb. Take a look at the following examples:

A : Did you get the keys?

B : yup!

What can I get you honey?

Here, it has the same meaning as 'bring'.

'Have', on the other hand, refers to owning something. 'Have' is also a transitive verb. Examine the following examples:

I have three carrots and several tomatoes in my shopping bag.

Such a beautiful bag you have.

Similarities

They are similar in that they are both transitive verbs. Let us analyze the following examples below:

I got my bachelor's degree and then started working as an English teacher.

I have a six-year-old dog.

Are They Interchangeable?

They cannot be used interchangeably because the sentence will have a different meaning, sometimes it will not even make any sense. Compare:

✓ Did you get the grade you wanted?

X Did you have the grade you wanted?

As you can see, this one is incorrect and it does not make any sense.

Comments

Loading recaptcha
  • linkedin
  • linkedin
  • facebook
  • facebook
  • email

You might also like

Good vs. Well

You wanna improve your English language proficiency? Well, I'm gonna tell you some important things about 'good' and 'well' and not everyone knows.

Grow vs. Grow Up

In this lesson, we're gonna learn all about these two confusing words. Are they different or not? Do you know anything?

Gesture vs. Posture

In this lesson, let's together explore all the details about these two. Still interested in expanding your knowledge? You've come to the right place.

Guilt vs. Shame

Now, how about some tricky vocabulary words? I know you might think 'what's with all these words?' but trust me, you'll learn a lot.

Gossip vs. Slander

Now, let's expand our vocabulary a bit, don't you think so? What are you waiting for? We wanna talk about the differences and similarities of these two.

Ghetto vs. Slum

This time, I've decided to teach you every little detail about these two words. Do you even know what they mean? Well, c'mon.
LanGeek
Download LanGeek app