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    "got/gotten" same meaning ?

    Are both "got" and "gotten" the past participle of the verb "to get" ?
    If so, can they both be used in the same context ?

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    Re: "got/gotten" same meaning ?

    I am not a teacher,

    In BE one goes with 'got' whereas in AE one uses 'gotten'.

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    Re: "got/gotten" same meaning ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    I am not a teacher,

    In BE one goes with 'got' whereas in AE one uses 'gotten'.
    That's true, though I have noticed that quite a lot of younger British speakers are using "gotten" as the past participle. It was common usage in England in the 17th century, and probably after that.

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    Re: "got/gotten" same meaning ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Are both "got" and "gotten" the past participle of the verb "to get" ?
    If so, can they both be used in the same context ?
    This does get complicated, especially given the different usages on opposite sides of the pond. This website offers some interesting observations and also gives a useful quotation on the subject from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.

    Sorry, but I've got to go. (And that should not be confused with "I've gotten to go," which means I've been "allowed to" or "able to" go in the past.)

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