Questions with have and have got

 

1. Yes/No Questions and short answers

1.1. have as a main verb

AuxiliarySubjectVerbRestYes/NoSubjectAuxiliary (+ n’t)
Doyouhavea car?Yes,Ido.
Dotheyhavea new house?No,theydon’t.
Doesyour sisterhavea coat?Yes,shedoes.

1.2. have as auxiliary (have got)

AuxiliarySubjectVerbRestYes/NoSubjectAuxiliary (+ n’t)
Haveyougota car?Yes,Ihave.
Havetheygota new house?No,theyhaven’t.
Hasyour sistergota coat?Yes,shehas.

2. Questions with question words (Wh-questions)

2.1. have as a main verb

Questions wordAuxiliarySubjectVerbRestAnswer
Wheredoyouhaveyour books?I have them in my bag.

2.2. have as auxiliary (have got)

Questions wordAuxiliarySubjectVerbRestAnswer
Wherehaveyougotyour books?I‘ve got them in my bag.

ATTENTION:

  • In American English we only use have. In this case have is a main verb. So we need the auxiliary do for questions and short answers.
  • In British English we usually use have got. In this case have is an auxiliary.