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  1. dodgerfan2002
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    someone has/ someone has got

    what's the difference between the two? Is the second one more informal than first one? because the past participle of "to get" is gotten right? So why not use it instead?

    1. You have a friend
    2. You've got a friend.


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    Re: someone has/ someone has got

    Quote Originally Posted by dodgerfan2002
    what's the difference between the two? Is the second one more informal than first one? because the past participle of "to get" is gotten right? So why not use it instead?

    1. You have a friend
    2. You've got a friend.
    Please use 1.
    You will hear 2. in the US but you also interpret it as "you have made a friend".

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    Re: someone has/ someone has got

    Meaning is determined by context. For the first one, I might say something like, "You have a friend in me." The second one seems more like something you might hear in a song rather than being something that is actually said. (Others may disagree.)


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