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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Another example:
    Have they the same role? do they have the same role?

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Not a teacher.

    Please have a look at these threads:

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...-you-have.html
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ge...ot-do-you.html

    Please note 'have got" is not the present perfect of 'get' in "Have you got a cat?". It is a present tense of have. In this case have got means exactly the same as have.

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Not a teacher.

    Please have a look at these threads:

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...-you-have.html
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ge...ot-do-you.html

    Please note 'have got" is not the present perfect of 'get' in "Have you got a cat?". It is a present tense of have. In this case have got means exactly the same as have.
    Thank you very much, I'll see these threads, but I hope that someone answer my previous questions, are they right?

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Were you there all the time?
    Did you are there all the time?

    Did she have to do the shopping yesterday?
    Had she to do the shopping yesterday?

    Do you have a laptop?
    Have you a laptop?
    Rover

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Have they the same role?
    Do they have the same role?
    Rover

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Thank you very much,but there is no difference or a stable rule?
    Thank you again for your answer,
    Best regards

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    Thank you very much,but there is no difference or a stable rule?
    Thank you again for your answer,
    Best regards
    Why don't you satisfy with some rules fairly general given by TheParser in the first post of him in this thread? I remember he suggested you that when using the verbs not "to be", you have to place some auxiliary verb at the beginning of the question such as "do" (in the present tense and the subject is "they", "we", "you" or a plural), "did" (in the past tense, the subject is whatever), "does" (in the present tense and the subject is "he/she", "it" or not a plural) ... I think you are lacking of the base knowledge about "tenses", "auxiliary verbs", "full verbs and "modal auxiliary verbs"!
    Why don't you buy yourself some basic English grammar book or do some search with the above terms I have given?
    Try learning as a real student, you will succeed!
    Thank you!
    I'M AN IT STUDENT BEING INTERESTED IN ENGLISH!

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Why don't you satisfy with some rules fairly general given by TheParser in the first post of him in this thread? No, I am happy for his reply, and I thank him,he is very helpfulI remember he suggested you that when using the verbs not "to be", you have to place some auxiliary verb at the beginning of the question such as "do" (in the present tense and the subject is "they", "we", "you" or a plural), "did" (in the past tense, the subject is whatever), "does" (in the present tense and the subject is "he/she", "it" or not a plural) ... I think you are lacking of the base knowledge about "tenses", "auxiliary verbs", "full verbs and "modal auxiliary verbs"!I do not think so, but you are right. anyway I 'll try to improve my English as much as I could.
    Why don't you buy yourself some basic English grammar book or do some search with the above terms I have given? I have many books......+00but unfortunately I did not find what I am looking for.
    Try learning as a real student, you will succeed!Thank you very much
    Thank you!Thank you again for your reply......
    I'M AN IT STUDENT BEING INTERESTED IN ENGLISH!All the best for you
    There is a slight difference ,look at this quotes:
    Have they a house in the country?
    Do they have a house in the country?

    The two versions mean exactly the same thing, but the first now sounds rather archaic and very formal

    Have you any coffee? ->more common for British English
    Do you have any coffee? ->more common for American English
    My grandfather still says "Have you any...?" but he's 89 years old, and a lot of his sentence construction is very old-fashioned.
    So, in writing I shoul not use this form for example:have you......

    Respectfully yours,
    Syma

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    So,in writing I should not use this form for example:have you......
    That is probably sensible, but 'have you' is the only way to ask the question when HAVE is an auxiliary:

    Have you ever been to China?
    Has he got time to do that?

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    Re: Asking a question in English correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    That is probably sensible, but 'have you' is the only way to ask the question when HAVE is an auxiliary:

    Have you ever been to China?
    Has he got time to do that?
    Okay, thank you for your reply my teacher, but I am still confused.

    Respectfully yours
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