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    #1

    What have you.

    " The store sells big ones, small ones, medium ones, or what have you."
    1.Why is "have" before "you"?
    2.Is "wanted" omitted at the end of the sentence?
    3.What's the meaning of "have"?
    Thanks!

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    Re: What have you.

    "What have you" is a rather strange phrase which can mean "other things", "odds and ends", "bits and bobs", "things I can't be bothered to mention".


    The shop sells buckets, mops, cleaning products and what have you = The shop sells buckets, mops, cleaning products and various other things that I'm not going to mention (but are probably household-related).

    What do you put in your homemade vegetable soup?
    Oh, anything I have in the fridge really. Potato, tomato, green beans, peas, courgette and what have you.

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    Re: What have you.

    I see . Thank you very much!

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    Re: What have you.

    What not | Define What not at Dictionary.com

    "What not" is another similar phrase.

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