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I have got a problem.
In informal or spoken Enlish, can we leave out the "have" i.e. "I got a problem"?
Last edited by Winwin2011; 27-Mar-2012 at 10:18.
Yes, you'll hear "I got a problem" in spoken AmE.
But it sounds horrible to me. Unless I'm singing "I Got Rhythm." And then I still probably try to slip in the 've sound.
On the other hand "You gotta problem wid dat?" is pretty standard when you want to immitate a gangster.
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.