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    [tag question] I have five cents in my pocket ...

    1. I have five cents in my pocket, haven't I?
    2. I have five cents in my pocket, don't I?

    Which do you think is correct?


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    Re: [tag question] I have five cents in my pocket ...

    In formal style and with stative senses, 'have' is often used as an operator:

    I haven't money. Have I?
    I do not have money. Do I?

    In tags, we apply the corresponding operator plus a pronoun.
    Last edited by svartnik; 11-Jun-2009 at 10:56.

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