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    #1

    Have/have got/do not have

    Hi,



    I have a pen. (Is it AmE?)
    I have got a pen. (BrE)

    a: I haven't a pen. (Is it correct?)
    b: I have no pen. (What is the difference between a and b?)
    I haven't got a pen. (BrE)
    I don't have a pen. (Is it AmE)

    Have you a pen? (Is it correct)
    Have you got a pen? (BrE)
    Do you have a pen? (Is it AmE)

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    #2

    Re: Have/have got/do not have

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    I have a pen. (Is it AmE?)
    I have got a pen. (BrE)

    a: I haven't a pen. (Is it correct?)
    b: I have no pen. (What is the difference between a and b?)
    I haven't got a pen. (BrE)
    I don't have a pen. (Is it AmE)

    Have you a pen? (Is it correct)
    Have you got a pen? (BrE)
    Do you have a pen? (Is it AmE)
    All of your given sentences are used in BrE. I find "Have you a pen?" and "I haven't a pen" rather dated but they're grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Have/have got/do not have

    All are used commonly in AmE except "Have you a pen?" and "I haven't a pen".

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