When we Use ‘Have Got’ and When ‘Have’ (Part II)
01/12/16 When we Use ‘Have Got‘ and When ‘Have‘ (Part II)
|Do I have time?||Have I got time?|
|Do you have pets?||Have you got pets?|
|Does he have a computer?||Has he got a computer?|
|Does she have a mobile phone?||Has she got a mobile phone?|
|Does it have mudguards?||Has it got mudguards?|
|Do we have ketchup?||Have we got ketchup?|
|Do you have a yellow car?||Have you got a yellow car?|
|Do they have nice teachers?||Have they got nice teachers?|
There can be negations in questions too.
|Don’t you have a brother?||Haven’t you got a brother?|
4. Be careful
4.1. The contracted forms ‘ve or ‘s are only used with have got – not with have.
|I’ve got a new mobile phone.||I’ve a new mobile phone.|
|He’s got a new car.||He’s a new car.|
4.2. Do not use an auxiliary with have got – only with have. Be careful when using negations.
|Have you got a garden?||Do you have got a garden?|
|Do you have a pet?||Have you a pet?|
|They haven’t got a brother.||They haven’t a house.|
4.3. Have cannot always be substituted with have got. You can only substitute have with have got when you talk about possession and relationships.
|I’ve got a brother.||I have a brother.|
|wrong: I had got an accident.||I had an accident.|
|wrong: We had got lunch.||We had lunch.|
► In American English have is dropped in informal speech like in the following example.