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    Default Got / Get

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?
    1. I hope you got the job.
    2. I hope you get the job

    3. I hope you'll get the job.
    4. I hope you'd get the job. (Is this correct?)
    5. I hope you'd get the job if you have done that. (Is this correct?)

    6. You better get the job.
    7. You better got the job.
    Last edited by jack; 24-Nov-2004 at 04:45.

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    Default Re: Got / Get

    Could someone help me with the post above? Thanks.

    What do these mean?
    1. I got a question for you. (How come 'got' is in past tense?)
    2. I get a question for you.
    3. I have got a question for you. (What's the point of having 'have' here?)

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    Default Re: Got / Get

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?
    1. I hope you got the job.
    2. I hope you get the job

    3. I hope you'll get the job.
    4. I hope you'd get the job. (Is this correct?)
    5. I hope you'd get the job if you have done that. (Is this correct?)

    6. You better get the job.
    7. You better got the job.
    the sentence #3 is correct because when expressing hope not related to one's self, only that- clause may be used, the use of "that" is optional, e.g. Jack hopes that Jane will pass the exam.
    sentence #5 should be "i hope you will get the job if you do that."

    "Had better" is an idiom, it should be followed by a simple verb form, thus you have to say:you had better get the job.

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