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    #1

    Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used

    Is the form "Has she a book?" still can be used,

    or it's better to say "Has she got a book?" or "Does she have a book?"

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used

    I wouldn't use it. It is possible, at least in BrE, but it's uncommon nowadays.

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    #3

    Re: Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDay View Post
    Is the form "Has she a book?" still can be used,

    or it's better to say "Has she got a book?" or "Does she have a book?"

    Thank you!
    That construction is very rare in AmE.

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    #4

    Re: Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used

    Thank you
    Tdol
    and thank you MikeNewYork
    !!

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    #5

    Re: Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used

    Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used
    This is not correct You need:

    Can the form "Has she a book?" still be used?
    Is the form "Has she a book?" still used?

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    #6

    Re: Is the form "Has she a book" still can be used

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDay View Post
    Is the form "Has she a book?" still can be used,

    or it's better to say "Has she got a book?" or "Does she have a book?"

    Thank you!
    Please give correct information in your profile. I am quite sure that there are no native speakers of German from Burkina Faso.

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