Is the second sentence correct?

  1. Do you have a question about XYZ? Contact us!
  2. Have a question about XYZ? Contact us!

Basically I wonder if I can omit do you or if it is always required.

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    The second sentence is grammatically incorrect, because it misses the subject ("you"), but is commonly used in spoken English.
    – Jan
    Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 14:51
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    It is also very commonly omitted in advertising, where brevity is critical.
    – TypeIA
    Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 14:58
  • More naturally in modern English (especially, in advertising contexts) - Got a problem? We can help!, not Have a problem? Relatively speaking, have is more "formal" in such contexts, so it's more jarring when juxtaposed with the [highly colloquial] omission of both subject and "helper verb". Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 15:29
  • It's fairly common in spoken/informal English. You can go even further and omit the verb too: Any questions?
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Mar 22 at 16:51

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In Latin, as well as most languages derived from Latin, the subject is not commonly used because the declension of the verb is based on the subject. Even though this is not true in English, there are many people who are accustomed to it.

The sentence also makes enough sense to be understood without the subject, so it is done often enough despite being formally incorrect.

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    Please edit this answer to only include relevant information. Latin has nothing to do with the question or the answer.
    – gotube
    Commented Oct 24, 2023 at 5:20

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