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Have you got this?

I translated 'Tienes esto' as 'Have you got this' and was marked wrong, the correct answer being 'Do you have this'.

But 'Have you got' is a correct (if dated) British-English equivalent of 'Do you have'.

April 2, 2014

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Recumbentman

Well, yes, the transatlantic version is making itself heard, increasingly. My big brother told me off for saying 'Do you have' in about 1963 ...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

I think I'd like to be nearing retirement before I get classed as dated. :-(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AureliaUK

I agree it's perfectly good British English but it's not dated at all. It's in very common, every day informal use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Recumbentman

So how do I alert the authorities here? I saw a button for reporting such things when working on computer, but this happened when I was using my phone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

I wouldn't bother. A year on, they still mark 'loo' wrong and insist that we all 'go to the bathroom', even in portaloos. :rollingeyesattheheavens:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

If anything I suspect it's a class rather than an age issue. :-(

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