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Contracting: HAVE & HAS – Example Sentences


Contracting: HAVE & HAS – Example Sentences

I have always lived here – I’ve_always lived here.
ɑe hæv ˈoːlwæɪz lɪvd hɪə – ɑev‿ˈoːlwæɪz lɪvd hɪə

You have caught a cold – You’ve caught a cold.
jʉː hæv koːt ə kɔld – jʉːv koːt ə kɔld

He has opened a business – He’s opened a business.
hiː hæz ˈəʉpənd ə ˈbɪznəs – hiːz‿ˈəʉpənd ə ˈbɪznəs

She has sifted the flour – She’s sifted the flour.
ʃiː hæz ˈsɪftəd ðə ˈflæɔɐ – ʃiːz‿ˈsɪftəd ðə ˈflæɔɐ

We have changed our minds – We’ve changed our minds.
wiː hæv ʧæɪnʤd ˈæɔ mɑendz – wiːv ʧæɪnʤd ˈæɔ mɑendz

They have vapourised it – They’ve vapourised it.
ðæɪ hæv ˈvæɪpərɑezd ɪt – ðæɪv‿ˈvæɪpərɑezd‿ɪt

It has just arrived – It’s just arrived.
ɪt hæz ʤɐst əˈrɑevd – ɪts ʤɐst əˈrɑevd

James has given away his furniture – James’s given away his furniture.
ʤæɪmz hæz ˈgɪvn əˈwæɪ hɪz ˈfɜːnɪʧɐ – ˈʤæɪmzəz ˈgɪvn‿əˈwæɪ hɪz ˈfɜːnɪʧɐ

Kel has opened her present – Kel’s opened her present.
kel hæz ˈəʉpənd hɜː ˈpreznt – kelz‿ˈəʉpənd‿[h]ɜː ˈpreznt

This has got to be a mistake – This’s got to be a mistake.
ðɪs hæz gɔ[t] tʉː biː ə mɪsˈtæɪk – ˈðɪsɪz gɔ[t]‿tʉː biː ə mɪsˈtæɪk

Those have been lost for ages – Those’ve been lost for ages.
ðəʉz hæv biːn lɔst foːr ˈæɪʤəz – ðəʉzə[v] biːn lɔst fə ˈæɪʤəz

Everything has been stolen – Everything’s been stolen.
ˈevrɪθɪŋ hæz biːn ˈstɔlən – ˈevrɪθɪŋz bən ˈstɔlən

The cats have eaten all their food – The cats’ve eaten all their food.
ðə kæts hæv ˈiːtn oːl ðeː fʉːd – ðə kætsəv‿ˈiːtn‿oːl ðeː fʉːd

A house has fallen down – A house’s fallen down.
ə hæɔs hæz ˈfoːlən dæɔn – ə ˈhæɔsəz ˈfoːlən dæɔn