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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  26/MAI/2009 8:54 PM
Assunto:  don't have / haven't
 
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As this was already answered somewhere else, I got there and borrowed it.

Enjoy it!         PP.

 

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/grammarlogs1/grammarlogs252.htm


QUESTION

Is it correct to say "I don't have" or "I haven't"? 
SOURCE OF QUESTION & DATE OF RESPONSE
Lima, Peru  Thu, Nov 12, 1998 

 


GRAMMAR'S RESPONSE
I haven't is more of a British construction. I don't have is more American. But they are both correct.
Authority: A University Grammar of English by Randolph Quirk and Sidney Greenbaum. Longman Group: Essex, England. 1993. p. 38. Used with permission.
 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
don't have / haven't  –  elisangela  26/MAI/2009, 8:40 PM
 don't have / haven't  –  PPAULO  26/MAI/2009, 8:54 PM
don't have / haven't  –  Fran  27/MAI/2009, 1:58 AM

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