Have -Take – Pay


Note that these verbs collocate with have rather than any other verb (e.g. get or make).

collocation example
have an accident Mr Grey had an accident last night but he’s OK now.
have an argument / a row We had an argument / a row about how to fix the car.
have a break Let’s have a break when you finish this exercise.
have a conversation/chat I hope we’ll have time to have a chat after the meeting.
have difficulty The class had difficulty understanding what to do.
have a dream/nightmare I had a nightmare last night.
have an experience I had a frightening experience the other day.
have a feeling I have a feeling that something is wrong.
have fun / a good time I’m sure you’ll have fun on the school trip.
have a look The teacher wanted to have a look at what we were doing.
have a party Let’s have a party at the end of term.
have a problem / problems Ask the teacher if you have problems with the exercise.
have a try/go I’ll explain what to do and then you can have a go/try.


collocation example
pay attention You must pay attention to the teacher.
pay a compliment I was trying to pay her a compliment but she misunderstood.
pay your (last) respects At a funeral people pay their last respects to the person who has died.
pay tribute [formal] When Jack retired, his boss made a speech paying tribute to all he had done for the company.