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    Hello,




    I was just wondering whether the omission of "any" in the following sentence: "have you got brothers and sisters?" made it agrammatical or is it just a more familiar way that could be used by English native speakers?
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    It's OK grammatically but the most common and natural question (in BrE) is "Have you got any brothers and/or sisters?"

    Yours was a very happy post but there's really no need for bullet points and smiley faces. If I had wanted to quote your question in my reply I would have deleted them.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon777 View Post
    Hello,


    I was just wondering whether the omission of "any" in the following sentence: "have you got brothers and sisters?" made it agrammatical or is it just a more familiar way that could be used by English native speakers?
    Thanks

    In AmE (my estimate) "Do you have any brothers or sisters?" (75%) Do you have brothers or sisters?"(25%), but, as always, would depend on context.
    Last edited by billmcd; 24-Sep-2012 at 19:58. Reason: typo

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    Jon, you should have written ungrammatical, not agrammatical.

    Rover

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