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sb70012
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 9:29:53 AM

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Do you or any of your colleagues have/has any photo of the principal?

Hi,
In the bold part I should use "have" or "has"?

Thank you.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 10:05:34 AM

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sb70012 wrote:
Do you or any of your colleagues have/has any photo of the principal?

Hi,
In the bold part I should use "have" or "has"?

Thank you.

I would use "have". The use of "has" simply doesn't work with this sentence.
"Do you has any photo...
and
Do any of your colleagues has any photo...
is plainly wrong.
thar
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 10:14:19 AM

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Because this is a question you have added the auxiliary verb 'do'. So that is the only inflected verb. The 'have' is a bare infinitive.
I do have....
I don't have....
Do you have....?
Do you or your colleagues have...?


So it wouldn't change anyway.
The 'do' could change.

Do you have...?
Does he have...?
Does your colleague have...?

Do you or any of your colleagues have....?
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