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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Had’. Over 50 Sentences


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Had — US. [hæd], UK. [hæd]

Main meanings:

  1. Past tense of the verb “have,” indicating possession or ownership in the past.
  2. Used to express completed actions or events in the past.
  3. Indicating a past experience or occurrence.


10 simple sentences:

  • He had a big smile.
  • They had a picnic.
  • She had a great idea.
  • We had an adventure.
  • The cat had a nap.
  • I had a delicious meal.
  • He had a fast car.
  • We had a fun day.
  • The team had a meeting.
  • She had a beautiful dress.


The sentences from movies:

I had no control. – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

I understand you had a long night. – The Break-Up (2006)

She had the baby! – Final Destination 2 (2003)

I didn’t know you had a brother. – The Wrath of Becky (2023)

I’ve had the most appalling evening. – Atonement (2007)

That’s why I had new signs made. – Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

He never had any hair. – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Had my first school dance. – Zombieland (2009)

She had a cottage. – Shakespeare in Love (1998)

He had eyes on our guys. – American Sniper (2014)

If you had, I wouldn’t have asked you. – Citizen Kane (1941)

I’ve had any real hope she would. – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

We’ve just had a 999 call. – The Da Vinci Code (2006)

She had a husband and a son. – The Graduate (1967)

I had a dream too. – You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)

It had three heads. – Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

I had a feeling you would. – Independence Day (1996)

It was your wife who had diabetes. – Memento (2000)

These two that I had and I lost. – Magnolia (1999)

It’s ’cause I just had a big date. – Joker (2019)

Just had to make a last-minute pickup. – Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Had a nice time, dear? – Alfie (1966)

I already had my fitting. – The Neon Demon (2016)

I mean, I’ve had a few of them. – Boogie Nights (1997)

Well, there had better not be. – Gandhi (1982)

You must have had some father. – The Karate Kid (1984)

He had a great many secrets. – Tomb Raider (2001)

Darling, you’ve only just had breakfast. – The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

But if you had to choose? – Hamilton (2020)

Did he say he had a key? – Bad Boys (1995)

I’m glad we had this conversation. – Rushmore (1998)

I think I’ve had quite enough of this. – The Burial (2023)

We had to push it the last mile. – The Hangover (2009)

My sister Rachel had this room once. – The Old Dark House (1932)

I haven’t had a winner in six months. – Raging Bull (1980)

Because you had no voice. – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

He had it. – Ready Player One (2018)

Look, we had an argument. – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

You’re right, if Eric had his way. – X-Men 2 (2003)

If we had just seen London. – The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023)

Besides, you’ve had enough. – A Walk To Remember (2002)

She knew she had to let me go. – Cast Away (2000)