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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    #1

    have vs. have got

    "I won't go out now as it is raining and I haven't an umbrella."

    I don't understand this form of "haven't"... Why wasn't either "and I don't have an..." or "and I haven't got an..." said?

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: have vs. have got

    Both have and have got are used for possession. Have doesn't have a contacted form:

    [1] I've not an umbrella.
    [2] I haven't an umbrella.

    Does that help?


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    Re: have vs. have got

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Both have and have got are used for possession. Have doesn't have a contacted form:

    [1] I've not an umbrella.
    [2] I haven't an umbrella.

    Does that help?
    I'm sorry to butt in but I have a question about this.
    Is the form haven't common? Is it used only in BE/AE?

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    #4

    Exclamation Re: have vs. have got

    Guys,
    as per Grammer Rules it must be:
    I don't have an umbrella
    I haven't got an umbrella


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    #5

    Re: have vs. have got

    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner31 View Post
    Guys,
    as per Grammer Rules it must be:
    I don't have an umbrella
    I haven't got an umbrella
    I agree with londoner31. I personally never heard haven't without got.
    Casiopea, we're waiting for you....

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    Re: have vs. have got

    Welcome, Londoner31.

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    #7

    Re: have vs. have got

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Both have and have got are used for possession. Have doesn't have a contacted form:

    [1] I've not an umbrella.
    [2] I haven't an umbrella.

    Does that help?
    (People who haven't met 'haven't' without 'got' have probably not spent a lot of time in the UK - sorry for all the negatives! - what I mean is that I often meet/use it.)

    The '1 2 ' rule doesn't seem to work before no rather than not:

    I've not an umbrella.
    But
    I've no umbrella.

    (This form is more common I think, with 'possession' of an abstract thing: You've no idea/You've no right...)

    b


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    Re: have vs. have got

    I didn't notice this was your first post. Welcome londoner31!!

  6. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: have vs. have got

    Englishlanguage, it was a typing error on my part. (My fingers can't type as fast as my brain works.)

    I left out a word.

    Correction
    [1] I've not an umbrella.
    [2] I haven't got an umbrella.



    From 1-language.com - Online English Course - Unit 19 Have/Have got
    The verb have is often contracted in English, but when have is used for possession you cannot use a contraction, you should use have got instead.
    Does the Standard help?


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    Please note, you will come across the usage haven't (possession) without got, especially the North American flavor; e.g., I haven't the time (to discuss this right now); I've no umbrella is also used. (Just saw you there Bobk ... )


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    Re: have vs. have got

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Englishlanguage, it was a typing error on my part. (My fingers can't type as fast as my brain works.)

    I left out a word.

    Correction
    [1] I've not an umbrella.
    [2] I haven't got an umbrella.



    From 1-language.com - Online English Course - Unit 19 Have/Have got
    The verb have is often contracted in English, but when have is used for possession you cannot use a contraction, you should use have got instead.
    Does the Standard help?


    _______________
    Please note, you will come across the usage haven't (possession) without got, especially the North American flavor; e.g., I haven't the time (to discuss this right now); I've no umbrella is also used. (Just saw you there Bobk ... )
    Yes thank you

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