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    have got to

    Hi,

    Have you (got) to clean all of that?
    No, I haven't

    Can we give 'no I don't' as an aswer to this question?

    Thanks...

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    Re: have got to

    Have you got to clean all of that? No, I haven't.
    Do you have to clean all of that? No, I don't
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    We generally respond to the form with which we have been asked.

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    Re: have got to

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Have you got to clean all of that? No, I haven't.
    Do you have to clean all of that? No, I don't.

    We generally respond to the form with which we have been asked.
    Hi
    Under what conditions or situations do we use Have you or Do you to ask questions.
    Thank you.

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    Re: have got to

    The interrogative form present simple of all lexical verbs except BE, and, for a small number of speakers, HAVE, is formed with the auxiliary verb DO.

    he works - does he work?

    When HAVE is used as a lexical verb, its interrogative is formed with DO for most speakers; a small number of people simply invert subject and verb. The same is true of HAVE TO. When HAVE is used as an auxiliary, the interrogative is always formed with subject-auxiliary inversion:

    He has - does he have? / (has he?)
    He has to work - does he have to work? / (has he to work?)
    He has worked - has he worked?

    When HAVE GOT is used in place of HAVE, then the HAVE part of HAVE TO is an auxiliary verb, and the interrogative is formed with subject-auxiliary inversion. The same is true of HAVE GOT TO.

    He has got - has he got?
    He has got to work - has he got to work?

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