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    #1

    Have you... Do you have... Have you got...

    What's the difference between:
    Haveyou got a car (brother)?
    Have you a car (brother?
    Do you have a car (brother)?

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    #2

    Re: Have you... Do you have... Have you got...

    Quote Originally Posted by english-help.okis.ru View Post
    What's the difference between:
    Haveyou got a car (brother)?
    Have you a car (brother?
    Do you have a car (brother)?
    There's nothing to cause you to think that they are different. They mean the same thing, that is to say possession, and in the case of brother relationship.

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    #3

    Re: Have you... Do you have... Have you got...

    Quote Originally Posted by english-help.okis.ru View Post
    What's the difference between:
    Haveyou got a car (brother)?
    Have you a car (brother?
    Do you have a car (brother)?
    There is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: Have you... Do you have... Have you got...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There is no difference in meaning.
    Is "Have you a car" old-fashioned? I heard Americans tend to use "I have..." while Britts use "I have got more often. Is that true?

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    #5

    Re: Have you... Do you have... Have you got...

    Quote Originally Posted by english-help.okis.ru View Post
    Is "Have you a car" old-fashioned? I heard Americans tend to use "I have..." while Britts use "I have got more often. Is that true?
    A native speaker of UK English would always say.....

    "Have you got......?"

    The other two are not so much old fashioned as never used. Both would be perfectly understood, but would sound stilted and strange.

    buggles(not a teacher)

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    Re: Have you... Do you have... Have you got...

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    A native speaker of UK English would always say.....

    "Have you got......?"

    The other two are not so much old fashioned as never used. Both would be perfectly understood, but would sound stilted and strange.

    buggles(not a teacher)
    I am a native speaker of UK English (southern), sometimes I use 'have you got', sometimes 'have you', mostly I use 'do you have'.

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