Student or Learner
I would like to know if can I use the verb "to have" with the "to do" as auxiliar (do, does, did, don't, doesn't and didn't) , or must I use just the "to have" (haven't, hasn't, hadn't).
Which is correct?
- I don't have an eraser or I haven't an eraser ???
- She doesn't have a car or She hasn't a car ???
- You didn't have time or You hadn't time ???
I thank for all!
They are all correct, but end them with full stops rather than three question marks.
The first of each pair is more common in AmE and AusE; BrE favours the second.
In order of frequency (most frequent to least frequent) of use in BrE, I would say it's:
I haven't got an eraser.
I don't have an eraser.
I have no eraser.
I haven't an eraser.
Also, bear in mind that many of us say "rubber", not "eraser".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.