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    #1

    Do you have, or have you

    Hi.
    Is it correct to say, "Have you any idea?" rather than, "Have you got, or do you have an idea?" in a formal manner?
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    #2

    Re: Do you have, or have you

    All three are correct. Here in England, I rarely hear other forms than this:

    Have you got...?

    Wait for a teacher's or a native's advice. I am not a trustworthy source of information.

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    #3

    Re: Do you have, or have you

    Do you have ... ? is the best one.

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    #4

    Re: Do you have, or have you

    As a native speaker I agree with both Shoreditch and Offroad. "Do you have" and "Have you got" are equally good. Celtaflorida's original question was also well-founded. "Have you any idea?" is correct but sounds rather formal and old-fashioned.

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    #5

    Re: Do you have, or have you

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    "Have you any idea?" is correct but sounds rather formal and old-fashioned.
    To you youngsters, perhaps.

    There are still quite a few of us not-so-young speakers of BrE who say that naturally,

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