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    cazrob30 is offline Newbie
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    hadn't any or didn't have any

    hi

    what is the difference between

    I didn't have any apples
    or
    I hadn't any apples

    thanks

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    colloquium is offline Senior Member
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    Re: hadn't any or didn't have any

    Quote Originally Posted by cazrob30 View Post
    hi

    what is the difference between

    I didn't have any apples
    or
    I hadn't any apples

    thanks
    In British English the "do" support isn't needed to form the negative, whereas in American English it is: although nowadays you are less likely to hear the second sentence here in the UK where the (American) "do" version is now far more common.

    However there is absolutely no difference in meaning.

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