Common mistake He've (He has)

Common Mistake: He've (He has)

One of the most common mistakes in English grammar is using the incorrect form of the verb "have" after the third-person singular pronoun "he". The correct form of "have" in this case is "has".


In English grammar, verbs change form based on the subject and tense of the sentence. When the subject is "he", which is a third-person singular pronoun, we need to use the singular form of the verb. Therefore, instead of saying "He've", we should say "He has".


  • Incorrect: He've been working on this project for days.
  • Correct: He has been working on this project for days.
  • Incorrect: He've already left the office.
  • Correct: He has already left the office.
  • Incorrect: He've got a lot of experience in this field.
  • Correct: He has got a lot of experience in this field.

In these examples, we can see that the incorrect use of "He've" has been replaced with the correct form "He has". This simple correction helps to maintain proper grammar in our sentences.

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He've (He has) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    She've attended the event.

    She has|She's attended the event.

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