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    Question Have/have Got

    Hi everybody!

    I would like to ask about the use of have got. Is it common in BrE? What's better to say: I have (got) a good idea. And what is the difference?

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE


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    Re: Have/have Got

    And what about the question: Have you it? Have you got it?

    I know I can use Do you have....but I want to concentrate on BrE.

    PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS


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    Re: Have/have Got

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hi everybody!

    I would like to ask about the use of have got. Is it common in BrE? What's better to say: I have (got) a good idea. And what is the difference?

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE
    Have got is used in conversational English. It isn't typical of written English.

    Besides have got has a few restrictions:
    1. It can't indicate a recurrent action
    e.g. I have my English class every Monday.
    2. It's not usually used for a past action.
    e.g. I had a good idea.


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    Re: Have/have Got

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    And what about the question: Have you it? Have you got it?

    I know I can use Do you have....but I want to concentrate on BrE.

    PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS
    To make up a question with 'have' you need an auxiliary verb.
    Do you have an idea?


    'Have you got' is more common for BrE. 'Do you have' for AmE.

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