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Do you have/Have you got

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: Do you have/Have you got Reply with quote

Hello

Can anyone define the line between "Do you have...?" and "Have you got...?" in Standard English?

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zmike



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you have...?" and "Have you got...?


I think it would be better for u to stick with Do you have...?, it is used more conventionally and also what do u mean by define, do u want it in another langauge? b/c u can't define pharses they are like idoms... wait my mistake both pharses are the same. By the way do u know french, I need a tutor for french Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with zmike. People usually say "do you have?" not "have you got?" but the two phrases mean the same thing. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:30 am    Post subject: More polite Reply with quote

The difference between "Have you got?" and "Do you have?" is that;

"Have you got?" is when you are trying to sound more polite.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait.. then agian I think there is a slight difference between the two because one is in the perfect and the other is simple... I am not sure, but what I am sure is that using "Have you got?" u are refering to a specific object, a singular form.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:09 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

what do you mean by "refering to a specific object, a singular form."?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: "Have got" vs. "have" Reply with quote

The differences are three: function, style/tone, and grammatic tense.

Both can be used to indicate "possession." However, only the "have" structure can be used to indicate the possession of actions/experiences. E.g. "I'm having a shower."

Secondly, to refer to possession as "got" is VERY colloquial and the farthest thing from formal.

Stylistically, "got" is actually redundant. Example:

"What have you got?" = "What do you have?" = "What have you?"

Thirdly, "got" is the past participle of "get."

Really, the use is derived from the conventional meaning of "get" which is to receive. It therefore follows that if you "received" something you now possess it. The use of the phrase "have got" is really a nuanced way of talking about the past in the present (hence it is grammatically the "present perfect").

What I mean by this is that the actual emphasis in a sentence that says "I have got milk" is about receiving possession which occured in the indefinite past but which continues into the present. However, to say "I have milk" is placing the emphasis entirely on the present. For all we know, I have always had milk just I have brown eyes.

All this is to say grammatical tense does have a function even if the colloquial use of "have got" really has lots most of this.

Hope this answers the question.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason I think the person who posted this probably abannoded it so we should stop wasting our time.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: LOL Reply with quote

LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL? what's so funny?
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