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have +‎ -n't




  1. have not
    • 1694, Titus Maccius Plautus, Plautus's comedies, Amphitryon, Epidicus, and Rudens, Made English: With Critical Remarks Upon Each Play, page 170:
      Sce.: Which I'd grant ye, if ye came at Midnight; but now I haven't the conveniency o' supplying your Wants.'

Usage notes[edit]

In North America, haven't is almost always used only when followed by got or as an auxiliary. Thus I haven't any money would typically be I don't have any money or occasionally I haven't got any money, but very rarely as I haven't any money, which would be more common in British English. Auxiliary use, as in I haven't seen him is fully standard in all varieties.