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    have got / got

    Dear teachers.
    I wonder if "have" can be omitted in "I have got a headache"

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    Re: have got / got

    In some regional varieties of English, it can be omitted. In an exam, it would be regarded as an error.


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    Re: have got / got

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Dear teachers.
    I wonder if "have" can be omitted in "I have got a headache"
    Yes, especially regarding American English. But be aware of such omitting speaking about he/she/it - in that case "has" can't be omitted. But it's usually reduced to 's. "She's got a question" - for instance.

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