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    Rachel Adams is online now Key Member
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    Re: "Have" without "do"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Other meanings as in "have a bath", "have fun", "have a shower" "have dinner" , "have a meal". Right? These should have "do".
    I was rereading this thread. You answered my question, but I didn't ask if "do/does/" are required in questions as well. Are they?

    As in, "Does she have breakfast?" and not "Has she breakfast?"

    As you explained:
    "When HAVE means, in the broadest possible sense, possess, some of us older Brits do not use auxiliary DO. With HAVE in its other meanings, we always use auxiliary DO."

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    Re: "Have" without "do"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    As in, "Does she have breakfast?" and not "Has she breakfast?"

    As you explained:
    "When HAVE means, in the broadest possible sense, possess, some of us older Brits do not use auxiliary DO. With HAVE in its other meanings, we always use auxiliary DO."
    "Have" doesn't mean "possess" in that sentence, so DO is required. But the question is odd unless you're asking about the person's habits. If you wanted to ask whether the person is currently eating, you'd say "Is she having breakfast?"
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    Re: "Have" without "do"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I was rereading this thread. You answered my question, but I didn't ask if "do/does/" are required in questions as well. Are they?

    As in, "Does she have breakfast?" and not "Has she breakfast?"

    As you explained:
    "When HAVE means, in the broadest possible sense, possess, some of us older Brits do not use auxiliary DO. With HAVE in its other meanings, we always use auxiliary DO."
    The distinctions between lexical and auxiliary "have", and between dynamic and static "have" have all been dealt with in great detail in earlier answers.

    I don't see any need to go over them all again.

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