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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Hi, can I say

    I have GOT a headache
    ?

    Thanks. rip

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    Default Re: a headache

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, can I say

    I have GOT a headache
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    Thanks. rip
    Yes you can, people do say that, but "got" is redundant.

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    Default Re: a headache

    In the U.S. you will hear "I have a headache" as often as you will hear "I've got a headache" but not so much, "I have got a headache" (without the contraction and if used that way, usually only for emphasis).

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