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    Have you anything to tell him/Do you have anything to tell him?

    Have you anything to tell him?

    Do you have anything to tell him?

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    My question is : would native speakers widely prefer the second version?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Have you anything to tell him/Do you have anything to tell him?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    Have you anything to tell him?

    Do you have anything to tell him?

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    My question is : would native speakers widely prefer the second version?

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    I do; Australians would. I'd guess the answer is yes.

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    Re: Have you anything to tell him/Do you have anything to tell him?

    I might use the second version, as might others of my generation (old). Most speakers of BrE would say, "Have you got ..?"; some would say, "Do you have..?"

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    Re: Have you anything to tell him/Do you have anything to tell him?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I might use the second version, as might others of my generation (old). Most speakers of BrE would say, "Have you got ..?"; some would say, "Do you have..?"
    Oh, yes. "Have you got ..." is even more common.

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