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    Has with not

    Dear teachers

    Is "has" come with "not" in the sentence?

    e.g. She hasn't the key

    Appreciated your comments

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    Re: Has with not

    She hasn't the key = She has not the key




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    Re: Has with not

    Thanks for your reply

    As I understood its normal to say that. I thought for negtive we have to use "havent" instead of "hasnt"


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    Re: Has with not

    Quote Originally Posted by feras123 View Post
    Thanks for your reply

    As I understood its normal to say that. I thought for negtive we have to use "havent" instead of "hasnt"
    Try conjugating the verb "to have":

    I have [not]
    You have [not[
    He/she/it has [not]

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    Re: Has with not

    Quote Originally Posted by feras123 View Post
    Dear teachers

    Is "has" come with "not" in the sentence?

    e.g. She hasn't the key

    Appreciated your comments
    This is correct, but decidedly old-fashioned British English.

    An American would say doesn't have and a (contemporary) Briton, hasn't got.


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    Re: Has with not

    Thanks philo2009
    Very clear


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    Re: Has with not

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    This is correct, but decidedly old-fashioned British English.
    Why should you regard this as "decidedly old-fashioned British English"? It is a perfectly normal and common usage. Both forms can be heard.

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    Re: Has with not

    Quote Originally Posted by feras123 View Post

    As I understood, it's normal to say that.
    Not where I'm from.



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    Re: Has with not

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Not where I'm from.


    Yes, but you are an American in America, Anglika was talking about English not American.

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    Re: Has with not

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, but you are an American in America, Anglika was talking about English not American.
    Yes, I know, but I was not responding to Anglika. I was responding to feras123.


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