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joham

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If Iwant to express thefact that I'm very short of money for something, which of the following with 'not nearly' is correct?

I haven't nearly enough money.
I haven't nearly got enough money.
I don't nearly have enough money.
I haven't got nearly enough money.
I don't have nearly enough money.

May I ask native English teachers to help me?
Thank you very much.
 

David L.

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I haven't nearly enough money. - with the stress on the 'nearly' - good

I haven't nearly got enough money. -
If you must use 'got', then "I haven't got nearly enough money." and again stress 'nearly'

I don't nearly have enough money.
I don't have nearly enough money.

I haven't got nearly enough money.
correct and you may hear this colloquially, but avoid using it if you can

I don't have nearly enough money.
good

In all of them, as you speak, stess the 'nearly'
 
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