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    #1

    Post how to say it?

    Dear teachers,

    If someone explains something I didn't understand to me, because of his/her explanation or after his/her explanation, I understand it, then is it appropriate for me to reply
    -I've got it
    -I got it
    -I get it
    -get it
    -got it
    without the possibility of causing any misunderstanding? (I have this question because I thought 'I'v got it' or 'I got it' was referring some time in the past(?).)

    Thank you!

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    Re: how to say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear teachers,

    If someone explains something I didn't understand to me, because of his/her explanation or after his/her explanation, I understand it, then is it appropriate for me to reply
    -I've got it
    -I got it
    -I get it
    -get it
    -got it
    without the possibility of causing any misunderstanding? (I have this question because I thought 'I've got it' or 'I got it' was referring some time in the past(?).)

    Thank you!
    You can say "I get it (now)" or, even better, "I understand (now)".

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    Re: how to say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You can say "I get it (now)" or, even better, "I understand (now)".
    Thank you, bhaisahab. But I would like to know whether
    -I've got it
    -I got it
    -get it
    -got it
    are also correct to say? It seems that I heard people say them, but I can't be sure.

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    #4

    Re: how to say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Thank you, bhaisahab. But I would like to know whether
    -I've got it
    -I got it
    -get it
    -got it
    are also correct to say? It seems that I heard people say them, but I can't be sure.
    You will hear all of them, but none of them is strictly correct in the context of your question.

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    Re: how to say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You will hear all of them, but none of them is strictly correct in the context of your question.
    I understand. Thank you very much, bhaisahab.

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