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    The facts about "have" and "have got" in the United Kingdom.

    The facts about "have" and "have got" in the United Kingdom.
    Hi, native BrE speakers!, I have researched this topic from other english websites about have and have got!

    I am really confused now, so I've found that :

    Facts :

    A. Have got is only used in the present and in the past form and it uses "have/has" as its auxiliary. Ex. I have got / I haven't got / have I got ?

    B. the plain "have" is used in all tenses and it uses "do" as its auxiliary. Ex. I do not have / do I have ? / I have or I do have.

    C. Have got cannot be combined with the modal verbs such as :must,may,might,can,etc, and can't be combined with to+infinitive.
    ex.I may have (got) to make it. & I want to have (got) a baby boy. Is it correct / fine with/without "got" in BrE ? And, is it fine if I use with/without got in BrE?
    To me, if I use it with "got" e.g. I may have got a drum, so it refers to the past of the modals, and the meaning is I may have obtained that drum, so, I may have visited Cuba in 1987,it refers to the past form .

    D. Only the plain "have" can be combined with the modal verbs & it can be combined with to+infinitive. Ex. I may have to make it / I want to have a baby boy.
    is it correct without/with "got" in BrE ?

    E. Have got and the plain "have" are used in BrE. (Do you BrE natives use both ?,could you explain to me, the differences between them ?), I researched, that have is more formal in British English than have got, have got is more informal.

    F. The pattern
    Have got : I have got.. & I haven't got..& have I got ? (in the negatives, haven't I got ?)
    Have : I do have.. / I have.. & I don't have.. & do I have ? ( negative, don't I have ?)
    3.past : I had got /(I did have) I had & I hadn't got /I didn't have & had I got (hadn't I got ?), did I have ? ( didn't I have ?)

    G. have got isn't be used in the adverbs of frequency (often,usually,often,etc.) and it is not used in gerund,participle,infinitive form,and future form. ex. I have usually (got) a bad day/ I usually have a bad day.

    H. And, I am very confused, do you (BrE native speakers) use both ?, could you explain both (have and have got ) in BrE ?

    I. More examples : I have never got 5, I have (n't) still got to sign that contracts, I have only got 1, I have already got Sarah's mobile phone number.( I never have 5 / l still (don't) have to sign that contracts / I only have 1). Pattern : I have (another word : still) got to ... / I (only) have .../ I already have Sarah's mobile phone number, do/ don't I already/still/never/ever/only have to/a..? & have/haven't I never/ever/still/already/only got to/a..?, are both correct/accepted in BrE and which is more formal BrE system ?

    J. Have got can't be used in the activity, such as : I have (got) dinner at 8 o'clock.

    K. Are they correct In BrE ?
    1. Let him have (got) a second chance, he wouldn't/won't make it again
    2. He may have (got) a garage beside his house.
    3. He could/must/can have (got) that book, if he has / has got a lot of money.
    4 Jane wants to have (got) a child.
    5. I am going to have (got) a car.
    6. I am having (got) a bad day.

    Are these facts correct ? I shall wait for your explanation , thanks in advance !
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    Re: The facts about "have" and "have got" in the United Kingdom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Axa1970 View Post
    Hi native BrE speakers! I have researched this topic from the an other English language websites. about it.

    Hello Axa1970, and welcome to the forum.
    Before we deal with your post and comment on your "facts", would you please tell us which websites you've used to do your research?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Hello Axa1970, and welcome to the forum.
    Before we deal with your post and comment on your "facts", would you please tell us which websites you've used to do your research?
    hello again! I have used these websites , sources that I have found are :

    http://inmadom-myenglishclass.blogsp...-have-got.html

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...e-got-and-have
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    Re: The facts about "have" and "have got" in the United Kingdom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Axa1970 View Post
    hello again! I have used these websites. , sources that I have found are :

    http://inmadom-myenglishclass.blogsp...-have-got.html

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...e-got-and-have
    Thanks for that. I don't have time to go through the first link, but the second one should be okay.

    On to your "facts":

    A. Have got is only used in the present and in the past form and it uses "have/has" as its auxiliary. E.g. I have got/I haven't got/have I got ?
    No. It can also be used for the future.
    Call me around 7. I will have got home by then.

    B. the plain The ordinary verb "have" is used in all tenses and it uses "do" as its auxiliary. E.g. I do not have/do I have?/I have or I do have.
    Yes, that's right.
    Do you have any money?
    Have you no manners?


    C. Have got cannot be combined with the modal verbs such as must, may, might, can, etc., and can't be combined with a to-infinitive.
    No, that's incorrect.
    You might have got used to the idea.
    They have got to pay us back in full.
    [Note this is "have got to" + infinitive.]
    D. Only the plain "have" can be combined with the modal verbs & it can be combined with to+infinitive. Ex. I may have to make it / I used to have...
    I don't understand your point. Take a look at the following.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...to-and-have-to

    E. Have got and the plain "have" are used in BrE. Do you BrE natives use both ? Could you explain to me the differences between them?
    Refer to the above link.

    The patterns in "F" look okay.

    G. Have got isn't be used in the with adverbs of frequency (often, usually ,often,etc.) and it is not used in with gerunds, participles, infinitive forms, and future forms. E.g. I have usually got a swimming lesson on Mondays. bad days / I usually have a bad days.
    That is definitely not factual.

    I have never got a 5 note off my dad.
    I have still got to sign that contract.
    I have only got a 1 coin.
    I have already got Sarah's mobile phone number.
    I never have fun at the gym. 5£ /
    l still have to sign that contract.
    I only have a 1 coin on me.
    ["on me" means currently in my possession.]

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    Re: The facts about "have" and "have got" in the United Kingdom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Axa1970 View Post
    D. Only the plain "have" can be combined with the modal verbs & it can be combined with to+infinitive. Ex. I may have to make it / I used to have...
    is it correct without/with "got" in BrE ?
    The first part, as Teechar has pointed out is not correct. You can use have to/have got to to express an obligation, but if you wish to combine the idea of an obligation with a modal, we do generally use have to rather than have got to.

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    Re: The facts about "have" and "have got" in the United Kingdom.

    So, if I use

    a. I have also got to go (or) I also have to go
    b. I have only got 5 pence (or) I only have 5p
    c. I have already got 2pence (or) I already have 2pence
    D. I've still got to make my cake (or) I still have to make my cake.
    e. I've never got a pen when I need one (or) I never have a pen when I need one

    are they normal/accepted in BrE? Thanks

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