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Learn to Speak English Fluently: Questions with ‘Had’

Learn to speak English fluently using TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed to facilitate self-learning in an easy way. To know more read: How to Use the Course Content? In the previous unit Use of ‘Had’ is discussed and in this unit “Questions with ‘Had’” is elaborated.

We can make many questions beginning with ‘Had’. Such question are used to ask whether a person was in the possession of something. For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can answer in different ways as given in the following example. One can give a short or a complete answer.

Had I fever yesterday?
Yes, you had.
Yes, you had fever yesterday.
No, you hadn’t.
No, you hadn’t fever yesterday./
No, you didn’t have fever yesterday.

Had you many friends at school?
Yes, I had.
Yes, I had many friends at school.
No, I hadn’t.
No, I hadn’t many friends at school./
No, I didn’t have many friends at school

Exercise: Write answers to the following questions using the above example and practice orally .

Had you visited US before?
Had you a car earlier?
Had you consulted a doctor for this problem earlier?
Had we many guests at the party?
Had we a big house?
Had he a lot of money?
Had he a bank job?
Had he written the test?
Had she a lot of jewellry?
Had they many problems before?
Had they complained to the police?
Had she many friends?
Had it a long tail?
Had it bitten you earlier?


Exercise: Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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