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    Who will win? "Have/has got" - versus - "Have"

    Hi there,
    Does "has/have got" and "have" have any difference?

    For example
    I have a cat.
    Or
    I have got a cat.

    Are they don't have any different?

    If I have made any mistake correct them.

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    Re: Who will win? "Have/has got" - versus - "Have"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    Hi there,
    Does "has/have got" and "have" have any difference?

    For example
    I have a cat.
    Or
    I have got a cat.

    Are they don't have any different?

    If I have made any mistake correct them.

    (1) Bruce has three Armani suits./ Bruce has got three Armani suits.

    Both mean the same.

    (2) In American English only:

    Bruce has gotten three Armani suits. = He has just acquired/obtained/ [bought]

    them.

    SOURCE: O'Conner, Patricia T., Woe Is I (New York: Riverhead Books, 1996).

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    Re: Who will win? "Have/has got" - versus - "Have"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    Hi there,
    Does "has/have got" and "have" have any difference?

    For example
    I have a cat.
    Or
    I have got a cat.

    Are they don't have any different? No. They mean the same.

    If I have made any mistakes, please correct them.
    Rover

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    Re: Who will win? "Have/has got" - versus - "Have"

    You can use have/have got for possession, but for actions, we generally use have not have got.

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