How to Use the Verb TO HAVE in the Imperative

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As you learn English you'll want to be able to wish people well, or indicate that you hope they'll enjoy something. Maybe you just want to show them something interesting, or give them something. All of those things are done using the verb TO HAVE in the imperative. In this English lesson you'll learn to wish people well when they leave on a trip, how to get their attention, or simply how to ask them to do something quickly and efficiently using the imperative. You'll learn phrases like: Have a good trip. Have fun. Have a look at this. Have a seat. Have a good one! and more! I hope you enjoy this English lesson on how to use the verb TO HAVE in the imperative! βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… This video was edited by Ember Productions: https://audreyember.com Thanks Audrey! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

Instruction

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So we have a verb tense in English called the imperative.
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It's when we use a verb quickly
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to tell someone to do something
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and the sentence doesn't actually have a subject.
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We say things like, "Watch out!" or "Be careful!"
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In this English lesson, I wanna look at the imperative
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with one particular verb.
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I want to look at the imperative with the verb to have.
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We use the verb to have with the imperative
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in some very unique ways.
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So in this English lesson, I'll talk about seven of them.
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Sometimes in English, we use the verb to have
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in the imperative when someone's going to go do something
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and we want them to have a good time when they're doing it.
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My kids often go out with their friends now.
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My kids are getting older,
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so they don't always go out and do fun things with me,
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sometimes they go out with their friends,
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and I might say one of these three things.
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I might say "Have fun!"
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I might say, "Have a good time!"
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Or there's a very informal phrase we use in North America.
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I might say, "Have a good one!"
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So when someone is going to go do something
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and you're not going with,
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you might want them to have a good time,
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you might want them to have fun,
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so as they leave, you might say,
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"Hey, see you, have fun, have a good time,
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or have a good one."
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Every once in a while, someone you know will go on a trip
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and I'm sure you want them to have
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an enjoyable time on the trip,
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so you can use the verb to have in the imperative
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to wish them well.
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You could say, "See you later, have a good trip!"
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You can specifically tell them
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that you want them to have a good time on the trip.
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You want it to be a memorable trip, a fun trip,
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you want them to enjoy it.
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So as you drop them off at the airport
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or as you say goodbye as they leave,
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you might say to them, "Have a good trip."
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It's also very common for me to use the verb
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to have in the imperative at the end of my workday.
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As I'm heading out the building at the end of a workday,
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I'll often say to a colleague, "See you tomorrow,
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"have a good night!"
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So I'll use the phrase have a good night
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because I want to wish them well.
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I do actually hope that they have a good night.
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If it's Friday, though, I might say something different.
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I might say, "See you Monday, have a good weekend!"
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So we can once again use the verb to have
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in the imperative to wish someone well.
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you could say have a good night
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or you could say have a good weekend.
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Sometimes we use have in the imperative
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When we offer something to someone.
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Sometimes when my kids come home from school,
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they're a little bit grouchy
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because they're hungry or they're thirsty.
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I might say to them, "Here, have a cookie,
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"have a snack, have a drink."
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Before we start talking about what their day was like
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or start talking about what they did at school that day,
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sometimes they just need to eat something
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and they just need to have a drink.
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So I'll use the verb to have in the imperative
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to say things just like that.
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"Have a snack, have a drink, have a cookie
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"and then we'll talk about your day."
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Another English phrase that we use with the verb
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to have in the imperative is the phrase have mine.
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This is a phrase we use when we give something that we have
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to someone else.
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A few months ago, in the middle of the winter,
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we were on a walk as a family,
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and I wore my gloves, but I noticed one of my kids didn't.
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So I said to them, "Here, have mine."
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It's really easy for me to stay warm
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when I'm outside in the winter,
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even if I don't have gloves on,
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but I noticed that my kid
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kept putting their hands in their pockets
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and that they were a little bit cold,
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so I said, "Here, have mine."
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You might also do this when you're eating.
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Maybe you've ordered a big meal at a restaurant
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and someone is looking at the food you ordered
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and says, "Wow, those French fries look really yummy."
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You might say, "You know what,
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"I don't really want them, have mine."
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So basically, when you say have mine in English,
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you're giving something that you have to someone else.
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It's a really nice phrase, isn't it?
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Sometimes when you're looking at something interesting
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and you want someone else to look at it,
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you might use the phrase, have a look at this.
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Maybe you're looking at a news story on your computer
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and it's fascinating.
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You might say to someone,
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"Hey, have a look at this news story.
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"It's really, really interesting."
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Maybe you're walking outside
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and you see this really strange insect
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that you've never seen before.
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You might say to one of the people that you're walking with,
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"Hey, have a look at this.
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"Do you know the name of this bug?"
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So another English phrase in the imperative
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using the verb to have is the phrase have a look at this.
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Another common English phrase with the verb
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to have in the imperative is the phrase, have a seat.
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Okay, maybe this one is only common in a classroom.
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As many of you know, I'm an actual teacher.
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I go to work every day at a school
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and each and every time I start my class,
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I usually end up saying have a seat.
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When I arrive in the classroom,
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students are usually standing and talking.
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I wait until the bell goes, signaling the start of class,
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and then I say, "Okay, everyone, have a seat,
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let's get started."
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So a common phrase but maybe only common for people like me,
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who are teachers.
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When you're in a classroom
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you might hear the teacher say have a seat.
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Well, thank you so much for watching this English lesson
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about how to use the verb to have in the imperative
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