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    get locked up or got locked up

    The princess.....

    3.gets lock up

    6.got locked up

    ..... by the evil king.

    which one is the correct one??
    Last edited by ahmin92; 06-Feb-2012 at 19:22.

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    #2

    Re: get locked up or got locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    which one is the correct one??
    Try eliminating some of the obviously impossible ones yourself first.

    and ... what does subjunctive mean?
    Please start a new thread for this totally unrelated question.
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    Re: get locked up or got locked up

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    Done....

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    #4

    Re: get locked up or got locked up

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    Done....
    Try again.

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    Re: get locked up or got locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Try again.
    Done

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    Re: get locked up or got locked up

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    Done
    Which of the remaining two do you think is most likely?

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    Re: get locked up or got locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Which of the remaining two do you think is most likely?

    I think got locked up is the answer. We add *s* on verbs...*The king gets princess lock up*
    For native English speaking would choose *get lock up*... Am I right??

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    #8

    Re: get locked up or got locked up

    You are getting several things confused here:

    1. In the third person of the present tense of the verb, we add (e)s, with minor spelling changes in some verbs - I get/he gets, I lock/he locks, I have/he has.

    2. In the past tense, we do not add (e) s - I/he got, I/he locked, I/he had.

    3. If someone causes something to be done to another person, we can use the construction: subject - HAVE/GET - object - past participle:

    The king has/gets the princess locked up -
    present simple
    The king had/got the princess locked up - past simple
    The king has had/has got the princess locked up - present perfect
    etc.

    Some people consider the construction with GET rather informal.

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