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    #1

    I don't have or I haven't

    Hello everyone,
    I would like to know the difference in meaning between this two words: I don't have long hair or I haven't got long hair. Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I don't have or I haven't

    No difference at all for me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I don't have or I haven't

    Quote Originally Posted by moniki View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I would like to know the difference in meaning between these two sentences: I don't have long hair or I haven't got long hair. Thank you.
    I agree with Barb, there is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: I don't have or I haven't

    OK. but only if I say : I haven't got long hair. To say: I haven't long hair is wrong? However, I can say: I don't have (without got) long hair.

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    Re: I don't have or I haven't

    Quote Originally Posted by moniki View Post
    OK. but only if I say : I haven't got long hair. To say: I haven't long hair is wrong? - yes However, I can say: I don't have (without got) long hair.
    Cheers!

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    Re: I don't have or I haven't

    Quote Originally Posted by moniki View Post
    OK. but only if I say : I haven't got long hair. To say: I haven't long hair is wrong? However, I can say: I don't have (without got) long hair.
    "I haven't long hair" is not wrong as such, but would be very rarely used.

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    Re: I don't have or I haven't

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I haven't long hair" is not wrong as such, but would be very rarely used.
    It's maybe acceptable in British English

    Cheers!

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