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    jibou is offline Junior Member
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    Teachers,

    If you are to tell a person that he has aged, which of followings are colloquially correct to use?

    You've gotten old./You have gotten old.
    You've got old./You have got old.
    You got old.

    Similarly, you're with a friend discussing about someone else,

    He's gotten old./He has gotten old.
    He's got old./He has gotten old.
    He got old.

    Please help, thank you.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    It is not generally seen as polite to tell someone that he or she has aged! In fact, apart from joking with friends, I cannot think of an occasion when I would do so.

    If talking to others, I might say "Hasn't xxxx aged in the last month?" or "Doesn't xxx seem much older than this time last year?".

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    [QUOTE=Anglika;265018]It is not generally seen as polite to tell someone that he or she has aged! In fact, apart from joking with friends, I cannot think of an occasion when I would do so.

    Yes you are absolutely right and I know it's not normally polite to say such a thing. But my question is strictly for learning English and just want to know if any of:

    You've gotten old./You have gotten old.
    You've got old./You have got old.
    You got old.

    and

    He's gotten old./He has gotten old.
    He's got old./He has gotten old.
    He got old.

    are acceptable spoken usages or not.
    Be most appreciated if you and others could just check them and give me simple 'yes or no' type of replies.

    Thank you again

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    Clearly if it is impolite, then for the first group the answer must be no, it is not acceptable spoken English.

    If you are concerned whether they are grammatical, the answer is yes to all of them.

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    Perhaps you could have done this grammar exercise in the format,
    "My, you've gotten slim."

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