# Thread: How much money I have left

1. ## How much money I have left

Hi,

Which one below is grammatically correct?

1. How much money do I have left?
2. How much money I have left?

Thanks.

2. ## Re: How much money I have left

As a standalone question, #1 is correct. #2 could be a valid phrase, e.g. "Can you tell me how much money I have left?"

3. ## Re: How much money I have left

Shouldn't "How much money have I left?" be possible too?
However, its meaning would be different.

Cheers!

4. ## Re: How much money I have left

Originally Posted by Nightmare85
Shouldn't "How much money have I left?" be possible too?
However, its meaning would be different.

Cheers!
"How much money have I left" is indeed possible. It has the same meaning as "How much money do I have left".

5. ## Re: How much money I have left

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
"How much money have I left" is indeed possible. It has the same meaning as "How much money do I have left".
Really?
I thought:
How much money have I left?
I want to give you some of my money.
(I put it on a table.)
I forgot how much it was, so I ask you.

How much money do I have left?
I play in a casino and spend a lot of money.
The guy asks me, "What's your capital expenditure (not sure if it's the correct word here)?"
And you ask your wife, "How much money do I have left?"

What do you mean?

Cheers!

6. ## Re: How much money I have left

Nightmare, I don't get the difference between your two situations. Could you explain it more generally?

(I don't think there's a difference either.)

7. ## Re: How much money I have left

I have left you something.
(It's for you.)

I have something left.
(It's for me.)

Cheers!

8. ## Re: How much money I have left

Oh, I see. "How much money have I left" can mean two things. It depends on the function of "have". "Have" can be an auxiliary verb needed to make the present perfect tense, or it can simply mean "possess".

9. ## Re: How much money I have left

I think he means "have I left" as in "left behind."

Anyway, it is valid English to say "How much money have I left?" (noun-verb re-ordered to form a question), but it doesn't sound natural to me.

10. ## Re: How much money I have left

Originally Posted by SoothingDave
I think he means "have I left" as in "left behind."

Anyway, it is valid English to say "How much money have I left?" (noun-verb re-ordered to form a question), but it doesn't sound natural to me.
It's perfectly natural to my ear.

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