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Posted by mmhoul (U3052148) on Monday, 10th December 2012
Please, Is the form "no=not+any" considered informal?
I've got no( car, friends, keys). Instead of saying I haven't got ....?
thanks a lot
Posted by Carlos (U15342475) on Monday, 10th December 2012
To begin with, it is said that "have got" is British whilst "have" is American but "have got" is used both in the UK and in the US. So, "have" is more formal than "have got" and therefore suitable for writing
Look at the following examples: I haven't got a car = I have got no car (informal English)
now if you want to convey a more formal tone you ought to say: I have no car
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