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    Have you got any English books?

    English is not my mother language, but i am learning it at school. We were learning something about reported speech, and there was a question like this:
    "Have you any english books?"
    I said to my teacher that the question was wrong, but she said that it wasnt. But I still think that it could eather be:
    "Have you got any english books?"
    or
    "Do you have any english books?"
    So I was just wondering who is right (me or my teacher)

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    Re: Please help

    Do you have any English books?
    Have you got any English books?
    Have you any English books?

    The last one is OK, but I don't hear it very much nowadays. All of your questions have a mistake in them- english.

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    Re: Have you got any English books?

    Quote Originally Posted by supernatural View Post
    English is not my mother language tongue (or "native language") (no comma required here) but I am learning it at school. We were learning something about reported speech, and there was a question like this:
    "Have you any English books?"
    I said to my teacher that the question was wrong, but she said that it wasn't. But However, I still think that it could eather be either:
    "Have you got any English books?"
    or
    "Do you have any English books?"
    So I was just wondering who is right (me or my teacher)?
    Note my corrections above.

    Your sentences are correct. The original sentence is correct but it's a form we don't hear very often these days.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help

    You'll see it sometimes in this forum, when I ask 'Have you a question for us?' I am one of the old f**ts who still use this form.

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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You'll see it sometimes in this forum, when I ask 'Have you a question for us?' I am one of the old f**ts who still use this form.
    Although I have very occasionally heard Americans use the form, it's quite rare here. One of the giveaways in novels written by Brits with American characters used to be that the American characters would use it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You'll see it sometimes in this forum, when I ask 'Have you a question for us?' I am one of the old f**ts who still use this form.
    I still use it occasionally, but have you got would be my default form.

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