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    #1

    Had you (got) a car...

    Hi,

    1- A: Had you (got) a car when you were 15?
    B: No, I hadn't.

    2- You had (got) a car when you were 15, hadn't you?

    They are my sentences. Do they sound OK? If yes, do they sound archaic?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Had you (got) a car...

    Number 1 should be Did you have a car. It's not idiomatic as written, with or without got.

    The statement in number 2 is possible if you leave out got, but the tag should be didn't you?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Had you (got) a car...

    Had you got a car works for me in BrE. Had you a car sounds very old-fashioned and I wouldn't use it.

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