The structure have + object is often used to talk about actions and experiences. Its common for the informal style: -Lets have a drink. -Have a nice time! In expressions like these, have can mean: enjoy, eat, drink, experience or other things. The exact meaning of the expression depends on the nouns: a drink / a (nice) time …
The verb have is used in a number of common expressions: have breakfast have lunch have dinner have supper have a meal have a snack have a bite - Before coming back lets have a big snack! have tea have coffee have a drink - I want to have a bite. I have hearty appetite. - Youre quite right. Lets have a bite. When my appetite rises, I have a solid appetizer.
Translate and remember: have a bath have a wash have a shower have a shave She is having a deep sleep. -I have a bath at nine and half. have a rest have a lie-down have a sleep have a dream She has done all her best and is having a short rest.
Learn by heart from the very start: have a good time have a nice evening have a bad day have a day off have a holiday have a good journey have a flight have a trip -Im having a good time with an old friend of mine. -Well, and what can I say having such a bad day? -I had a good journey. I took my pet Bonnie.
Learn by heart – it wont be hard: have a word with smb. (him / her / us / you / them) have a conversation have a talk have a chat have a quarrel have a fight have a row -Having met at the station, we had a friendly conversation. -Why didnt Alice have a chat on this point with Jill or Bet? Questions and negatives are made with do / does / did: I didnt have a word with her. Did you have a nice day off?
More examples: have a walk have a swim have a ride have a dance have a game of tennis -Lets have a walk till 4 oclock! -Before giving him a ring I must have a think. have a try have a go have a look have a think -I recommend to have a try. And I think, you wont deny.
In American English,, take can be used instead of have in the expressions like these: take a shower, take a bath, take a rest, take a walk, etc: - I want to take a bite. I have hearty appetite. When my appetite rises, I take a solid appetizer. She took an angry look at us, and got on a bus. Ill have been having -Ill have been taking a shower for half an hour.
-After playing squash I have a wash. Learn the rhymes: The young lady is going to have a baby. -Lets have a go along another road. -I have coffee with a toffee.
Have can also mean receive. I have had a phone call from my boss. (Ive received a phone call from my boss.) Wont have means wont allow. I wont have her in my house. (= I wont allow her in my house.) -Ill never have Bet in my flat! -I wont have Marty at the party! -At one oclock I had a call from my elder brother Paul.