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"Have" and "Have Got"

ponta 306 · May 2

Target Language - English

Today, I found "have" and "have got" are the same meaning. I didn't study "have got" in high school maybe because it's colloquial. I thought "have" is more convenient because "have got" isn't used as past questions ad negative sentences. Which do you use in usual?


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emilana 0 May 2, 2021
"Have" and "Have Got"

"Have" and "Have Got"

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Today, I found "have" and "have got" have the same meaning.
Today, I found "have" and "have got" are the same meaning.
I thought "have" is more convenient because "have got" isn't used as past questions ad negative sentences.

I thought "have" is more convenient because "have got" isn't used as past questions ad negative sentences.

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I thought "have" is more convenient because "have got" isn't used in past questions and negative sentences.
Which do you use in usual?

Which do you use in usual?

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Which would you usually use?

Overall feedback & comment:

I have is more common than I have got, but this depends on the circumstance.

For example, if I am asked if I have a pen, you could say "Yes, I have a pen", or "Yes, I have got a pen". Both of these would be correct.

However, usually native speakers would respond saying "Yes I've got a pen" - using I've instead of I have. This is something English speakers use to shorten the phrase "I have". This will be confusing at first but will make you sound like a more natural English speaker.
Comment added on 05/02/2021