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    I have two brothers.

    Hello,
    I'm an English teacher in France. I'm French. I have just received the last programms for teaching English. They say we can teach ' I have two brothers' but I'm not sure at all ! Can you tell me if this sentence is correct ? Or do I absolutely need 'got' : I've got two brothers. If it is correct, is 'I've two brothers' correct too ?

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    Re: I have two brothers.

    Welcome.

    Both have and have got are used for possessions So, yes, these express the same meaning:

    I have two brothers. / I've two brothers.
    I have got two brothers. / I've got two brothers.

    The verb have is used in many ways, including possession, whereas have got is only used for possession.

    Check out these sites:

    Have Got and Have - Possessive Forms in English for Beginning Level ESL EFL English Learners
    BBC World Service | Learning English | Learn it

    All the best.

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    Re: I have two brothers.

    Quote Originally Posted by sophielesonn View Post
    Hello,
    I'm an English teacher in France. I'm French. I have just received the last programms for teaching English. They say we can teach ' I have two brothers' but I'm not sure at all ! Can you tell me if this sentence is correct ? Or do I absolutely need 'got' : I've got two brothers. If it is correct, is 'I've two brothers' correct too ?
    Yes, it's correct but less usual nowadays. It's better to say: I've got two brothers.

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