"Have you" or "Do you have"?

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Revans

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Latvia, Latvian
Hi!

Which is correct?

Have you any brothers? or
Do you have any brothers?

If I am not wrong it should be "have you any brothers", but I hear quite often the other one, too - mostly from non native speakers so I suppose it's a mistake.

Thanks!
 
  • Franzi

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    (San Francisco) English
    "Do you have any ___?" is what I would say in AE. "Have you any ___?" shows up in nursery rhymes, but it's not something I'd normally say.
     

    beccamutt

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    English - US
    Both are correct, however Franzi is right; in normal AE speech we use "Do you have any ___?" I would wait to hear from a BE speaker, although I think "Have you any __?" is more common in BE.
     

    Matching Mole

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    England, English
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    This is a common question and there are several threads on it. Here is one. I'm closing this one to avoid further duplication. If you are still not clear on the question, please post on the existing thread.
     
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