Questions with have and have got

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1. Yes/No Questions and short answers

1.1. have as a main verb

Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n't)
Do you have a cat? Yes, I do.
Do you have a new car? No, we don't.
Does your brother have a bike? Yes, he does.

1.2. have as auxiliary (have got)

Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n't)
Have you got a cat? Yes, I have.
Have you got a new car? No, we haven't.
Has your brother got a bike? Yes, he has.

2. Questions with question words (Wh-questions)

2.1. have as a main verb

Questions word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
Where do you have your ruler? I have it in my pencil case.

2.2. have as auxiliary (have got)

Questions word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
Where have you got your ruler? I've got it in my pencil case.

NOTE:

  • In American English we only use have. In this case have is a main verb. So we need the auxiliary do for questions and short answers.
  • In British English we usually use have got. In this case have is an auxiliary.

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