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    Question on 'got' for British English

    Hi teachers,
    I would like to know if based on this sentence,'You aren't wearing a tie.' This explanation, 'You haven't on a tie.' should have 'got' after 'haven't' or not?

    I'm referring to British English.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question on 'got' for British English

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    I would like to know if based on this sentence,'You aren't wearing a tie.' This explanation, 'You haven't on a tie.' should have 'got' after 'haven't' or not?

    I'm referring to British English.

    Thanks in advance
    "You don't have a tie on."
    "You haven't got a tie on."
    "You haven't a tie on."
    "You are not wearing a tie."
    All of the above are correct in BrE.

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    Re: Question on 'got' for British English

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. I didn't know that British use 'don't have', I though only Americans do.

    L54

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    Re: Question on 'got' for British English

    Hi,
    Sorry, one more question please. Are they poosible too?
    "You don't have a tie on." Is it also possible, "You don't have ona tie."?
    "You haven't got a tie on." Is it also possible, "You haven't got ona tie."?
    "You haven't a tie on." Is it also possible, "You haven't ona tie."?
    Thanks

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    Re: Question on 'got' for British English

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Sorry, one more question please. Are they poosible too?
    "You don't have a tie on." Is it also possible, "You don't have ona tie."?
    "You haven't got a tie on." Is it also possible, "You haven't got ona tie."?
    "You haven't a tie on." Is it also possible, "You haven't ona tie."?
    Thanks
    I don't find them very natural.

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    Re: Question on 'got' for British English

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.

    Best,
    L54

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