Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 529
    #1

    have, got, or have got ?

    Hi,

    In the following 4 sentences, should I use have, got, or have got in formal writing?





    I have / got / have got a strong academic background in accounting, so I am confident that I will do well in the accounting career.


    I have / got / have got a merit in BSc in accounting, so I am confident that I will do well in the accounting career.


    I have / got / have got a BSc in accounting, so I am confident that I will do well in the accounting career.


    I have / got / have got 3 exemptioms from the accounting exams, so I am confident that I will do well in the accounting career.






    Thanks
    Last edited by uktous; 03-Dec-2009 at 04:43.

  1. Offroad's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 2,817
    #2

    Re: have, got, or have got ?

    Well, to me, 'have' and 'have got' in this context mean the same.

    In formal writing I would go for 'have' only.

    I have a good background in Maths.


    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 529
    #3

    Re: have, got, or have got ?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Well, to me, 'have' and 'have got' in this context mean the same.

    In formal writing I would go for 'have' only.

    I have a good background in Maths.


    Hi, how about "merit, BSc and exemptions"?

    Use "have"?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •