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Why have you to soil our merriment?
Is this structure correct?
To my ears, it ring incorrect. I think 'why do you have to spoil our merriment?' is the correct.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Please allow me to ask a question here.
1. I haven't got a clue.
2. I don't have a clue.
3. I haven't a clue.
4. Have you got a clue?
5. Do you have a clue?
6. Have you a clue?
I'm sure all of those examples above are grammatically correct.
I've used 1, 2, 4 and 5, but I've never used 3 and 6. (Atually I've never taught my students the interesting constructions that are used in 3 and 6.)
Do you (=native speakers) often use 3 and 6? I imagine there might be regional differences.
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