is nothing to do with / has nothing to do with

giddyman

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Hello, teachers.

Please help me with this one little thing.
Which is correct between the following two sentences? Thank you in advance.

(1) X is nothing to do with Y.
(2) X has nothing to do with Y.
 

GoesStation

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Number 2 works in American English. I think number 1 is possible in the British variety.
 

probus

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They both sound okay to me, as a mid-Atlantic Canadian.
 

AirbusA321

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I've heard both variants in Philippine English, where people usually speak American English with more or less Asian influence.
For me personally, (1) sounds illogical, so I'd always use (2).
 

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In American English you will often hear the wordier variations X hasn't got/doesn't have anything to do with Y.
 
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