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We have five college educated professionals sitting around a table and we can't get agreement on basic English. Actually, I think I just can't get them to agree with me. Emotion: smile

Here are the two sentences:

1.) You have books.

2.) You have some books.

We all agree that the second one probably sounds better but is the first grammatically correct?

Dying to know,

IVR Developers
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I think many times it has been said the English language is flexible??.

Let us change the scenario??.

(talking about an animal)

It has fingers. -- I think it is a general statement indicating that animal has how many or whatever sets of fingers and it is not indicating how many or how many sets there are.

It has some fingers. -- I think this is a general statement of a similar kind but it includes a quantifying element in the sentence, which the previous one seems to be lacking.
Does a Countable Noun Require an Article?

In the singular, yes. In the plural, no.

(some is not an article.)

CJ
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IVRDevelopersActually, I think I just can't get them to agree with me. Emotion: smile
I second what CJ wrote. There is nothing grammatically wrong with "You have books."

IVRDevelopersDying to know,
And now we're all dying to know whether you agree with us. Emotion: wink
IVRDevelopersWe have five college educated professionals sitting around a table and we can't get agreement on basic English. Actually, I think I just can't get them to agree with me. Emotion: smile

Here are the two sentences:

1.) You have books.

2.) You have some books.

We all agree that the second one probably sounds better but is the first grammatically correct?

Dying to know,

IVR Developers
The first one is correct.
OoPAPERooThe first one is correct.
And so is the second one. Emotion: smile
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IVRDevelopersWe all agree that the second one probably sounds better
It's correct, too.