Learn to Speak English Easily: Questions with ‘Had’

Learn to speak English easily through the TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed specially to facilitate self-learning. It is organised into units to help you learn step by step in a simple, systematic and in an easy way. To be able to speak fluently you should go through all the units and do the exercises. To know more you can read: How to Use the Course Content?


In the previous unit you have learnt the Using ‘Had’ and in this unit you will leart to make “Questions with ‘Had’”.

Questions with ‘Had’

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


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/Moses a lot of money?
Had he/Joseph a bank job?
Had he/Imaran written the test?
Had she/Elizabeth a lot of jewellry?
Had they many problems before?
Had they complained to the police?
Had she/Sophia many friends?
Had it/the dog a long tail?
Had it/the dog bitten you earlier?


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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