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    tag questions with have

    Hello,

    I want to learn some special cases from you.

    -You have got to go away from here, haven't you?

    -You have got some cute cats, haven't you?

    Normally, when we say 'You have to go away from here', the answer will be 'don't you' if we don't put 'got' , is that right?
    But if we put 'got', what will the answer be?

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    Re: tag questions with have

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I want to learn some special cases from you.

    -You have got to go away from here, haven't you?

    -You have got some cute cats, haven't you?

    Normally, when we say 'You have to go away from here', the answer will be 'don't you' if we don't put 'got' , is that right? Yes
    But if we put 'got', what will the answer be?
    In AmE you will most often hear "don't you", and "You have" is usually contracted as, "You've".

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    Re: tag questions with have

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I want to learn some special cases from you.

    -You have got to go away from here, haven't you?

    -You have got some cute cats, haven't you?

    Normally, when we say 'You have to go away from here', the answer will be 'don't you' if we don't put 'got' , is that right?
    But if we put 'got', what will the answer be?
    There are choices.
    "You have to go, haven't you?" or "You have to go, don't you?"
    "You've got to go, don't you?" or "You've got to go, haven't you?"
    The choice would depend partly on where the stress lay in speech and other subjective factors.

    As long as you don't try "gotn't you?" you're probably safe.

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    Re: tag questions with have

    Does it comprise them too?

    'You have got some cute cats, don't you?'
    'You have some cute cats, haven't you?'

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    Re: tag questions with have

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    'You have got some cute cats, don't you?'
    'You have some cute cats, haven't you?'
    In BrE, the tags for both of these would be 'haven't you?', though some might use 'don't you?' for the second.

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