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    Default Gramatically correct?

    Im not sure if this is correct:

    "Maybe if you spoke like you actually got an education he wouldn't get so annoyed with you"


    is it got? or have/had? any insight on this, (and WHY its wrong if it is) would help! thanks!

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    Default Re: Gramatically correct?

    Welcome to Using English.

    It depends on whether the person wants to emphasize that the other person received an education (got) or has an education (have) -- process or state. In practice, they mean the same thing, though.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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