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    have got and frequency adverbs

    Hi, where do I put the adverb?

    They rarely have got blond hair
    They have got rarely vlond hair

    Does "have got" follow the same rule as ""to be" or not?
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    Exclamation Re: have got and frequency adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, where do I put the adverb?

    They rarely have got blond hair
    They have got rarely vlond hair

    Does "have got" follow the same rule as ""to be" or not?
    Thanks.
    Rip
    "rarely" is an adverb of frequency. So you can place it in two positions:
    (i) after the helping verb and before the main verb:They have rarely got blond hair.
    (ii) Begining of the sentence: Rarely they have got blond hair.


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    Re: have got and frequency adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, where do I put the adverb?

    They rarely have got blond hair
    They have got rarely vlond hair

    I suggest They have rarely got blond hair.

    Does "have got" follow the same rule as ""to be" or not?
    Thanks.

    To be is a full infinitive, whereas have got is an idiomatic verb (meaning to possess in the same sense as have does when used alone).

    They follow similar rules; both are inflected for tense (they are, they were - they have got, they had got) and also for person (he is, they are - he has got, they have got), although have got isn't usually used in the past tense (had is normally used - I had a dog when I was younger, not I had got a dog when I was younger).

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