Talk:have

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In the text, the use of this sentence as an example of British English: “He has some money, hasn't he?” is not correct. In spoken British English "have" used to mean possess would be placed as an auxiliary only when "got" is accompanying it. Therefore the sentence should read: "He's got some money, hasn't he?" Without got it should read "He has some money, doesn't he?" The use of have as an stand alone auxiliary only occurs in British English in regional English and even then, you'd be hard pushed to find an example.

Anonymous User 88.5.141.146, who wrote the above, is partially correct. In spoken British English we might also say "He does have some money, doesn't he?", but most English speakers would never say "He has some money, doesn't he?"
User 88.5.141.146 must be thinking of his particular regional English, influenced by American usage.
I think the article should remain as it stands, making a clear distinction between American and British written usage. Spoken usage evidently varies. Dbfirs 20:54, 5 April 2008 (UTC)