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26 / 04 / 2010

EXPRESSIONS WITH HAVE-1: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend.

Back in 2004 we created a few Daily Vitamins about expressions with the verb have. This week we are going to look at a few more. Specifically, we will look at these expressions:

-To have something on
-To have somebody on (informal)
-To have something back
-To have something against someone / something

Today's expression is: To have something on

This expression is used in three different contexts.

Meaning 1: to be wearing something.

Example 1:
She walked out on the terrace and she had nothing on. She was completely naked!

Meaning 2: to leave a piece of equipment working.

Example 2:
He has his computer on all day, but he has hardly done any work. What a waste of electricity!

Meaning 3: to have arranged to do something.

Example 3:
I have a lot on this week, so I won't be able to meet with you until next week. Is that okay?

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