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    Thumbs up have you got vs do you have + verb past participle

    Hello,

    In the following two examples I understand that there is no difference between do you have and have you got:
    Do you have a pen? / Have you got a pen?

    However I came across the following exercise:
    _____________ your house repainted every year?
    a) do you have
    b) have you got

    The right answer was option A. I didn`t understand why option B would be incorrect.

    I think the same applies for these examples I came up with:
    I had my hair cut in that posh salon.
    I have got my hair cut in that posh salon.

    Where do you have your car washed?
    Where have you got your car washed?

    Is my line of reasoning correct?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: have you got vs do you have + verb past participle

    Yes, the same applies for your other examples.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: have you got vs do you have + verb past participle

    When HAVE means something like 'possess', 'own', then have got (technically the present perfect of GET) is an informal alternative with the same meaning:

    I have a pen, I've got a pen.
    Have you a pen?
    (uncommon), Do you have a pen? Have you got a pen?


    HAVE has a different meaning ('cause something to be done') in 'have something done'. GET is an informal alternative but have got is not.

    I have my house repainted every year. I get my house repainted every year
    Last edited by Piscean; 07-Oct-2015 at 19:57. Reason: formatting

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