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  1. Mhd shaher's Avatar
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    #1

    Have no / Have not!

    Hi..
    what is the difference between :
    I have no time.
    I haven't time.

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    #2

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    Hi..
    what is the difference between :
    I have no time.
    I haven't time.
    Essentially they mean the same. Do you think there is a difference?

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    #3

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    I mean sir when we can use either of them ..
    I mean in grammer sir..

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    #4

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    I mean sir when we can use either of them ..
    I mean in grammer sir..
    If, for example, you ask me to do something for you, I could say "Sorry, I have no time right now, maybe later" or "Sorry, I haven't time right now, maybe later." They both mean the same.

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    #5

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    Not a teacher!
    "I haven't time" sounds odd to me, although it is acceptable. I would say "I don't have time" or "I haven't got time" instead.

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    #6

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Not a teacher!
    "I haven't time" sounds odd to me, although it is acceptable. I would say "I don't have time" or "I haven't got time" instead.
    "I haven't time" doesn't sound at all odd to me.

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    #7

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I haven't time" doesn't sound at all odd to me.
    Maybe it sounds odd in American English?

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    #8

    Re: Have no / Have not!

    I guess not.

    I have not got a car.
    I have no got a car.

    That'd be odd.

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