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    You got it

    Hello.

    I can see this phrase being an answer to a request meaning 'Sure.Ok.' in many American movies but I have never seen it in a British one. As a matter of interest, do the British use that phrase?

    Your answers, as usually, are much appreciated.

    I would be grateful if you corrected any mistake you might find in the post (especially, I am not sure about the bold line).

    Thanks, Alex.
    Last edited by AlexAD; 09-Jan-2012 at 17:47.

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    #2

    Re: You got it

    You are right. BE speakers don't use that expression in that sense.

    Rover

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    Re: You got it

    I've heard it in BrE but it's not our natural response, it's more AmE. You're right that it's usually the response to a request:

    - Can I have a large burger and fries?
    - You got it.

    It doesn't mean "You already have a burger and fries. Why do you want another one?!" It just means "Yes. Sure. Of course you can. I'll go and arrange that for you straight away" etc.
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    Re: You got it

    It's an import, but it is used by some speakers.

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    Re: You got it

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Hello, and welcome to the forum. Your first post was very good - my only advice would be to make the title a little more relevant. Instead of calling it "Help with reading some sentences", "Meaning of 'you got it' please" would have been a little better.

    I've heard it in BrE but it's not our natural response, it's more AmE. You're right that it's usually the response to a request:

    - Can I have a large burger and fries?
    - You got it.

    It doesn't mean "You already have a burger and fries. Why do you want another one?!" It just means "Yes. Sure. Of course you can. I'll go and arrange that for you straight away" etc.
    emsr2d2, thanks for your reply and I just want to bring your attention that you must have been confused me with someone else, because, it's obviously not my first message here

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    Re: You got it

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    emsr2d2, thanks for your reply and I just want to bring your attention that you must have been confused me with someone else, because, it's obviously not my first message here
    I am so sorry! I was replying to two posts at the same time and I got the first paragraph mixed up with the other one! I've edited my original reply and taken that bit out.

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    Re: You got it

    Thank you for the complement, though, if it was addressed to me

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    #8

    Re: You got it

    [QUOTE=AlexAD;841835]

    NOT A TEACHER


    Mother: When you go to the supermarket, would you get me an apple pie?

    Son: You got it!

    No problem.

    Okey-doke.

    Done! ( = I am so confident that I am going to fulfill your request that I can

    tell you now that your request will definitely, absolutely be honored. When

    I walk into the house, you can be guaranteed that a delicious apple pie will be

    in the grocery bag.)

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    #9

    Re: You got it

    I kind of getting to like AmE more and more

    I like BrE for being sophisticated, and I like AmE for its simplicity

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    #10

    Re: You got it

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    I can see this phrase being an answer to a request with the meaning of 'Sure.Ok.' in many American movies ...
    [not a teacher]

    I like this better, but that could just be personal taste.

    And BTW, I believe "You got it." has the feel of "I'm excited/happy to do this for you", more than just an "ok, I'll get it done" might.

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