Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Have"

The meaning of "Have" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does You couldn't have chosen better. mean?
A: It means "you made the best choice"
Q: What does You shouldn't have mean?
A: It is a polite way to say thank you for a gift or kindness done to or for someone, implying it wasn't a necessary action but welcome all the same. "Here are some flowers". "Oh you shouldn't have, they are beautiful. Thank you!".
Q: What does We have become dulled. mean?
A: used to something or so habituated to something that it doesn't incite a reaction
Q: What does Have you ever wished you could've had someone but you couldn't? mean?
A: It means you wanted to be with someone romantically but you couldn't. You wanted to be their lover but they didn't want you, already had a lover, or something else stopped you from being together. You couldn't be with the person you wanted, the person you loved or lusted after.
Q: What does only to have them crushed. mean?
A: I've been trying to think of any easy way to describe this, but I can't. I can give you examples though:

I had high hopes of hiking Mt. Fuji, only to have my hopes crushed when I broke my leg the day before the (hiking) trip.

He hoped to marry the girl of his dreams, only to have those hopes crushed when she left him for another man.

They dreamed of traveling the world together, only to have their dreams crushed when they lost their entire fortune in a fire.

I bought chocolates to apologize, only to have them (the chocolates) crushed when I dropped the box and someone ran over them (the chocolates).

Example sentences using "Have"

Q: Please show me example sentences with had better.
A: "had better"は叱っているように聞こえたい時にも使われます。

You had better clean your room.
You had better be nice when you talk to me.
You had better eat all the food on your plate.
If you want to be healthy, you had better exercise.


叱っているように聞こえたくないなら、これらのような言葉を使います。
It would be a good idea if you cleaned your room.
I would appreciate it if you cleaned your room.
Don't you want all the food on your plate?
If you want to be healthy, it's good to exercise.

もっと優しいように聞こえます。
Q: Please show me example sentences with have yet to do.
A: I've yet to do/finish my essay.
I've yet to apologize to her.

This isn't normally used in conversation, most people simply say "I haven't (done)..."

I haven't done/finished my essay.
I haven't apologized to her.
Q: Please show me example sentences with has he ever....? .
A: Has he ever been to Japan?
Has he ever bought new clothes by himself?
Has he ever read the book?
Q: Please show me example sentences with only have to (do).
A: I only have to think of a sentence.

I only have to feed fish to the penguins.

On Sunday I only have to mow the lawn.

I only have to take one suitcase on the train.
Q: Please show me example sentences with we have made.
A: We have made a lot of mistakes.

We have made up our minds.

Synonyms of "Have" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between "I had given up" and "I gave up" ?
A: I have up - you have up sometime in the past in general

I had given up - implies you gave up but then something else happened also in the past

For example: I had given up the search but then I finally found my bracelet
Q: What is the difference between have to and have got to ?
A: Have to - It is the correct one.

Have got to - It is informal and used in everyday language. It is preferred not to use this one.

I hope that helps!
Q: What is the difference between Have you got a moment? and Do you have a moment? ?
A: For example:

Hi Charles, have you got a moment?

Hi Charles, do you have a moment?

Both mean the same thing. Have you got a moment is just a little bit more casual. Very very small difference overall.
Q: What is the difference between I have never felt this happy and I have never felt such a happiness ?
A: You could say both. Here are a couple examples:

If my wife gave birth to our child and I was telling someone how I felt that day, I could say “that was the best day of my life. I’d never felt such happiness.”

But you could also say “that was the best day of my life. I’d never felt as happy as the moment my son was born.”
Q: What is the difference between I would have thought you would be ashamed and I assumed you would be ashamed ?
A: "I would have thought you would be ashamed" implies that the person you were talking to would have felt ashamed if not for some reason.

Example:
I would have eaten the burger if it was not so big.

"I assumed you would be ashamed" is basically saying that you assumed/supposed that they would be ashamed.

Example:
I assumed that you would be taller, but you aren't.

Translations of "Have"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? You have beautiful eyelash/eyelashes. ???🤔
A: You have beautiful eyelashes. 🕵🏼
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? have I made you angry? naturally
A: you can also say "have i made you mad?"
or
"are you angry with me?"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i have eaten enough
A: @chaosXTY: I'm full, I'm done eating
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How have you been? に対する答え
A: "I've been good" is perfect. You can also say "Not to bad." "I've been doing OK." "I've been quite busy." "I've been going through a tough time." etc.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? have been send
A: Have been sent, or has been sent, depending on the situation and object.

Other questions about "Have"

Q: Where have you been to? I has been waiting for you.
Does this sound natural?
A: × Where have you been to?
✓ Where have you been ?

× I has been waiting for you.
✓ I have been waiting for you.

The "to" is not necessary and the conjugation was off, but the rest is correct :)
Q: Have you had your meal? Does this sound natural?
A: -Did you eat something?
-Did you have breakfast/lunch/dinner?
-Did you have something to eat?
-Have you eaten already?
-Have you eaten something yet?
Q: Have you ever had experiences in the service industry? Does this sound natural?
A: × Have you ever had experiences in the service industry?
✓ Have you ever had any experiences in the service industry?

Q: I had been happy before you attacked me. Does this sound natural?
A: × I had been happy before you attacked me.
✓ I was happy before you attacked me.

Q: He had never evaluated and been interested in them. Does this sound natural?
A: × He had never evaluated and been interested in them.
✓ He has never evaluated them neither has he been interested in them.

or
He has never evaluated neither has he been interested in them.

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