Is it correct to say : I haven't a car or I haven't got a car ? Is "got" necessary or not ?
Thank you very much.
Dear Jean, in fact, both are correct. 'Have got" is more informal and common than " haven't". Also, " haven't " is purely British English and is rarely used in American English. There are three constructions with have in this context; I'm writing them accordingto their usage ratio:
1. I haven't got a car. (most common, informal) ( both in British and American)
2. I don't have a car. (common, both British and American)
3. I haven't a car. ( purely British and unusual in American English)
Hope this has helped.