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    #1

    He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    1. He has to get up early every morning, doesn't he?
    2. He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he?

    #1 is American English. Is #2 acceptable in British English?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    They are both acceptable to me.

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    #3

    Re: He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    I agree with bhai. What is not natural is He has to get up very early, hasn't he?

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    #4

    Re: He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    As an AmE speaker, I confirm that #1 would be more common.

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    #5

    Re: He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    What is not natural is He has to get up very early, hasn't he?
    2. He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he?
    If sentence #2 is natural, why is the quoted sentence not natural?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #6

    Re: He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    2. He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he?
    If sentence #2 is natural, why is the quoted sentence not natural?
    Sorry. I misread sentence #2 as "He has got to ..., hasn't he? I do not find #2 as it is written natural.

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    Re: He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he? (British English)

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. He has to get up early every morning, doesn't he?
    2. He has to get up early every morning, hasn't he?

    #1 is American English. Is #2 acceptable in British English?
    In BrE, 1 is the one to use. #2 is not wrong, but it is not very natural.

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