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    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    I've no idea


    Is the sentence below correct?

    I've no idea.

    To my mind, I had thought we could use contracted forms of only auxiliary verbs plus of the main verb to be, of course, but not of other main verbs.

    Thus, Id say I've got no idea or I have no idea.

    Is my assumption wrong?

    Thanks for help.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: I've no idea

    In spoken informal English, "I've no idea" is common and understood. It is better to use the full "I have no idea" in formal and written English.

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