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  1. Newbie
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    Talking what is correct? and what is different

    How can I ask correctly?

    Do you have.... (somethithing)?

    or

    Have you got something?

    What is correct and what isnīt and why?


    And next I donīt understand meaning "at all"

    I often hear it and several times found in dictionary and still do not understand

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: what is correct? and what is different

    Quote Originally Posted by Doa View Post
    Do you have.... (something)?

    or

    Have you got something?

    What is correct and what isnīt and why?
    As an American, I find them both okay, but I think there may be a difference with British English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doa View Post
    And next I donīt understand meaning "at all"

    I often hear it and several times found in dictionary and still do not understand

    Thank you
    They way I use it, it's an intensifier. Are you sure there's nothing I can get you? Nothing at all? Or Let me know if you need anything -- anything at all. Or even I just don't understand quantum physics at all!

    Do you have an example of how it's used that doesn't make sense to you?


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    Re: what is correct? and what is different

    Quote Originally Posted by Doa View Post
    How can I ask correctly?

    Do you have.... (somethithing)?

    or

    Have you got something?

    What is correct and what isnīt and why?


    And next I donīt understand meaning "at all"

    I often hear it and several times found in dictionary and still do not understand

    Thank you
    1: Either will be understood in the UK.

    2: "at all"

    1. to any degree. Did she ever hear from Linda at all? [also used in the forms any at all = any amount whatever : The problem wasn't getting good health care but getting any at all. - and the negative (not) much at all = not to any great degree : I never knew much at all about fine art.

    2. under any conditions. She would not have been happy there at all.

  3. Newbie
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    Re: what is correct? and what is different

    Thank you really much, now I understand both :) thank you :)

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