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    Default Do you have ... ? Yes, I have.

    Hello.

    Is it correct to answer to the question 'Do you have a driver's license' with the reply 'Yes, I have' or only 'Yes, I do' is possible.

    Thanks, Alex.
    Last edited by AlexAD; 30-Jan-2012 at 17:19.

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    Default Re: Do you have ... ? Yes, I have.

    'Do you have a driver's licence' - 'Yes, I do.'
    'Have you got a driver's licence?' - 'Yes, I have.'

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    Default Re: Do you have ... ? Yes, I have.

    I would never say "Yes, I have" as a response to "Have you got a..? ." I would answer "Yes, I do" or "Yes, I have one."

    I would use "Yes, I have" if you asked me "Have you read this book?" or "Have you fed the cats?" or "Have you seen this movie?" as a pure axillary verb, but not as the "have" for possession.

    I don't know if this is personal to me, or American in general.
    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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