Student or Learner
Good time of this beautiful snowy day to everyone,
I've got a question concerning one of the forms which we use when we ask someone about what they have/have got.
I know that there are two possible forms to ask questions and answer:
Do you have a car?
Have you got a car?
I don't have a car, but I have a bicycle.
I haven't got a car, I've got a bicycle.
Yesterday I bumped into the following form:
Have you a camera?
Have you a dog?
Have you a brother? etc.
I've never heard anyone use this form, but I found it in an English textbook for foreign elementary learners.
Is this form acceptable? Is it formal/informal?
When and how often is it used?
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The last person I knew to regularly use the "Have you a dog?" construction was my grandfather who died a year ago aged 89. I associate it with older people who still use rather formal language.
I would say "Have you got a dog?" as my first choice and then "Do you have a dog?" as a less likely alternative.
Thank you very much for your replies, guys.
I understand now that "Have you..?" and "Do you have..?" are formal questions and "Have you got..?" is more informal.
Would the short answers for "Have you a car?" be the same as for "Have you got a car?" which are:
Yes, I have.
No, I haven't. ??
Thank you very much in advance.