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Have and Have got Interrogative

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Summary

Have and have got, in the interrogative form, are used to ask about states such as possessions, relationships, illnesses and characteristics of the subject. However, we cannot use one instead of the other.

  • Have can be used to express actions in the past, present and future. In the interrogative form, we start with do followed by the subject, have and an object (the sentence ends with a question mark). In the third person singular, we use does.
  • Have got cannot be used to express actions. It can only be used to express the present. In the interrogative form, we start with have followed by the subject, got and an object (the sentence ends with a question mark). In the third person singular, we use has.

For example:
— “Do I have lunch at 2 p.m?” / Have I got lunch at 2 p.m?“ = We use have because it is an action.
— “Have I got a car?” = We use have got because it is the possession of something in the present.

NOTE: Have is also used as an auxiliary verb in certain tenses to talk about actions. In that case, we do not need to use do or does. We cannot use have got for this. (“Have you done it?” / “Have you got done it?”).

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