do you have the time

do you have the time

Sid: I heard you saying that you use the online Pronunciation course for extra practice. Do you like it?
Angela (to Steve): Excuse me Steve, do you have the time?

A. Do you have a time? = ??
I’m not so sure about the difference of the meaning of the three.
For English native speakers, do the three sentences obviously sound different? Is there a big difference when you hear each of the sentence?

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Either. Or and Neither. Nor

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References:

http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/do-you-have-a-time-do-you-have-the-time-do-you-have-time.2492554/
http://www.gymglish.com/en/gymglish/english-grammar/either-and-neither
http://www.morethantired.com/
http://www.prisonersreviewboard.wa.gov.au/E/eligibility_for_parole.aspx

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