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    Lately, i've heard people using the present perfect of the verb ''get'' when the cation actually takes place in present and i tought we say ''I've got...'' when the action takes part in past and it is continued even in present. So... we say ''I've got'' when we talk about present tense? like in ''I have''?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmenn View Post
    Lately, i've heard people using the present perfect of the verb ''get'' when the cation actually takes place in present and i tought we say ''I've got...'' when the action takes part in past and it is continued even in present. So... we say ''I've got'' when we talk about present tense? like in ''I have''?
    When you say "I've got" you mean "I have". We talk about present of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall Beag View Post
    Exactly.

    I've got is very commonly used in place of I have in spoken English, but you'll almost never see it written -- I have is the normal written form.
    Maybe "have got" is more specific to AmE.
    AmE: Have you got a family?
    BrE: Do you have a family?

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    Re: ''have got''

    Quote Originally Posted by Carmenn View Post
    Lately, i've heard people using the present perfect of the verb ''get'' when the cation actually takes place in present and i tought we say ''I've got...'' when the action takes part in past and it is continued even in present. So... we say ''I've got'' when we talk about present tense? like in ''I have''?
    Have got and have are used when talking about possession:

    I have got a house, haven`t I?
    I have a house, don`t I?

    but, for actions , use: have
    I`m having a shower at the moment.


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    Thank you all.

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