waswhich is the right one, please?
"I don´t have a lot of money so I can´t afford...."
"I haven´t got a lot of money so I can´t afford...."
Thank you in advance!!
A word of warning about the overuse of the verb to get. It can be used just about anywhere.
"He got up, got dressed and got himself breakfast, then he got a bus to the office. As soon as he got there, he got a phone call..." You get my meaning?
In formal English, the "got" in "I haven't got..." is redundant and should be avoided. Nonetheless, I believe that Queen Victoria is right about common usage.
As far as I know, I don't have is used more in AE, am I wrong?
atwhen speaking, it's much moreeasier and faster to say than I haven't got.
Perhaps I haven't...
Thanks for correcting my previous post, and for your opinionI can't say for sure which is used more, but in AE, I haven't got is definitely of a lower register than I don't have. That is, it is less formal and less correct (particularly in writing). I believe this is because our preferred past participle for the verb to get is gotten, not got.