Meaning of “they've” in the English Dictionary


"they've" in English

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uk /ðeɪv/ us /ðeɪv/

short form of they have:

They've really made a mess of things now.

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(Definition of “they've” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"they’ve" in American English

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us /ðeɪv/

contraction of they have:

They’ve always paid their bills promptly in the past.

(Definition of “they’ve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)