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    I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    Hello sir or ma'am

    Whenever I watch American drama, I could hear "You got it" or "I got it"

    I really don't know what it is.

    Help me plz~

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    #2

    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    'You got it' - You understand the point that is being made.
    'I got' - I understand the point that is being made.

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    #3

    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    Thank you for your answer.

    But, for example,

    A: Plz tell him I said hello
    B: You got it.

    In this case, I don't understand why B said you got it.
    I think "I got it" seems more appropriate in this situation....

    Am I wrong? ......T^T

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    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    A: Plz tell him I said hello
    B: You got it.
    B means that he or she will definitely do what A has asked.

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    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    The said expressions have other colloquial uses in AE.

    Customer to vendor: 'Can I gedda coffee and a bagel?'

    Vendor: 'You goddit' ('I'll be happy to serve you with those items').
    Punter A in restaurant: 'This meal's on me'.

    Punter B: 'Nah - I goddit' ('I insist on paying the check [BE bill]').
    When our American contributors get up, they'll no doubt have more to say.

    Rover

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    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    Wow, thank you so much.

    Now I slightly understand this.

    It is always difficult for me to fully understand colloquial English.

    Again, thanks a lot

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    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    You could look on it like this:

    A: [Do me a favor* - ] tell him I said hello
    B: You [have] got it.

    As others have said, the 'it' is the doing of the thing requested.

    *I've omitted the u, because this idiom is not widely used in Br Eng (yet). 'I got it', in Br Eng, usually has the meaning 5jj gave - with 'it' meaning the thing understood rather than the thing requested. (Language-watchers may be interested to know that this usage was, in my childhood, decried as an Americanism. As they say in America (and increasingly here too) 'What goes around comes around'!.)

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    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    You guys seem to have it all covered.

    "Your wish will be fulfilled" -- whether it's for a bagel, to convey a greeting, or whatever else was asked for.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    would you please tell me the meaning of made here.

    Here its meaning is not carried out.


    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    'You got it' - You understand the point that is being made.
    'I got' - I understand the point that is being made.

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    Re: I want to know difference between "You got it" and "I got it"

    'Make a point' v - enunciate or write an item of information or argument.

    (The point I am making here is that this sort of stuff is available in any dictionary. )

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