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    Smile got issue


    We got issue in America. Too many good docs are getting out of business.
    Too many ob-gyns aren't able to practice their love with women across this country.
    Hi!

    Question: got issue = have a problem?

    (1) Why is 'got' in past tense?

    (2) Why is there no an article of 'an' before 'issue'?


    Thanks!
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 16-Sep-2008 at 19:27. Reason: a-->an

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!

    Question: got issue = have a problem?

    (1) Why is 'got' in past tense?

    (2) Why is there no an article of 'a' before 'issue'?


    Thanks!
    It would be 'an' rather than 'a' but the simple reason is that it is bad English.

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    Default Re: got issue

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!

    Question: got issue = have a problem?

    (1) Why is 'got' in past tense?

    (2) Why is there no an article of 'a' before 'issue'?


    Thanks!
    I share your confusion. Is it a native speaker?*

    The lack of 'have' isn't hard to understand. With "got" it can get lost quite easily - especially in expressions like 'Got an issue with that?' (which always implies a prefixed 'Have you'). But the lack of an article looks really strange.

    Interestingly - but I think irrelevantly - both 'got' and 'issue' have obscure meanings in the context of childbirth: I've 'got issue' (I have fathered children, "got" being a short form of begotten).

    b

    PS * I ask because of the strange expression 'practice their love with women' - apart from the deficient grammar, that is. Also, I think
    they mean 'going out of business' (although it could also be 'getting out of [=escaping from] the business').
    Last edited by BobK; 16-Sep-2008 at 19:35. Reason: PS added

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    Smile Re: got issue

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It would be 'an' rather than 'a' but the simple reason is that it is bad English.
    Hi Bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your correction. It's a typo. Please let me fix it in Post#1.

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    Smile Re: got issue

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I share your confusion. Is it a native speaker?*

    The lack of 'have' isn't hard to understand. With "got" it can get lost quite easily - especially in expressions like 'Got an issue with that?' (which always implies a prefixed 'Have you'. But the lack of an article looks really strange.
    Hi Bob,

    It's not only a native speaker but also the incumbent American Chief Executive--George Bush.

    The subtitle of film indicates 'I got issue'. But I listened again it might have a rather weak "ve"--I am not sure. My listening is poor so I am practising now. Probably the subtitle missed it out.


    PS * I ask because of the strange expression 'practice their love with women' - apart from the deficient grammar, that is
    I read it loud and clear. He did say so.

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    Default Re: got issue

    I believe you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I believe you.
    Thank you!

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