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The questions with verb have. Are these questions correct and equivalent ? 1) Do you have a ball ? 2) Have you got a ball ? 3) Have you a ball ?
Feb 1, 2016 5:28 PM
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1) Do you have a ball ? This is correct and common, and you can use it in any situation. 2) Have you got a ball ? This is correct and common, and you can use it in informal and neutral situations. You probably wouldn't use it in very formal contexts, though. 3) Have you a ball? This is grammatically correct, but it is very old-fashioned and unnatural-sounding. You might hear it in a historical drama set a few hundred years ago, but otherwise you wouldn't normally hear anyone say this nowadays.
February 1, 2016
Yes, but (3) is rare and rather old-fashioned. I remember my grandfather using that construction, but I wouldn't use it myself.
February 1, 2016
The first one and the second one are correct and equivalent but the last one is not correct.
February 1, 2016
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