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    #1

    have no business doing sth

    have no business doing sth
    have no business to do sth
    to have no right to do sth: You have no business being here.

    Which phrase would you prefer to use?

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    #2

    Re: have no business doing sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    have no business doing sth
    have no business to do sth
    to have no right to do sth: You have no business being here.

    Which phrase would you prefer to use?
    Have a great day in Japan!


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    #3

    Re: have no business doing sth

    1. have no business doing sth
    2. have no business to do sth



    Is #1 American English and is #2 British English?

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    #4

    Re: have no business doing sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    1. have no business doing sth
    2. have no business to do sth



    Is #1 American English and is #2 British English?
    No, #2 is incorrect in BrE.

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    #5

    Re: have no business doing sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    have no business doing sth
    have no business to do sth
    to have no right to do sth: You have no business being here.

    Which phrase would you prefer to use?
    I don't remember ever having heard the second one.

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    #6

    Re: have no business doing sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    1. have no business doing sth
    2. have no business to do sth



    Is #1 American English and is #2 British English?
    No, #2 is wrong in AmE, as well.

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