"¿Tú tienes un gato?"
Translation:Do you have a cat?
Could this be shortened to '¿Tienes un gato?' and still grammatically function as a sentence?
The root verb is tener, to have
yo tengo, I have
tú tienes, you have
él tiene, he has
ellos tienen, they have
nosotros tenemos, we have.
The conjugations... Tengo, meaning "I have," and Tienes, meaning "You have."
"U" is recognized as a letter while "you" is recognized as a word. English-speaker's connotations are often not recognized in other languages.
I answered 'have you a cat?' It was marked wrong and I was told it should have been 'have you got a cat?' There is no need for 'got in this sentence. Including it is meaningless and ugly. In my opinion 'do you have a cat?' is ugly also.