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    Is there difference between "HAVE" and "GOT" ?

    There is a subtle doubt in my mind regarding this question... like we say 1) I have a cold Is it correct form of tense ? or should we say " I got a cold". same way 1) I have hiccups or I got hiccups ? Please clarify if you know the difference. Just a simple question. Thanks in advance Regards DJ

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    Re: Is there difference between "HAVE" and "GOT" ?

    If you are describing your present state of health, you can say 'I have a cold' or 'I have (/'ve) got a cold'.

    If you are describing the past onset of a cold, you can say 'I caught a cold' or, possibly, 'I got a cold'.

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    Re: Is there difference between "HAVE" and "GOT" ?

    Ok fine thanks for it. I also agree with you. But one of my friend told me that it is INDIANISM to use " I have a cold" . where are you from ?

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    Re: Is there difference between "HAVE" and "GOT" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_dipuu View Post
    Ok fine thanks for it. I also agree with you. But one of my friends told me that it is INDIANISM to use " I have a cold" . where are you from ?
    It's perfectly acceptable BrE. You can find out where members are from by clicking on 'Member Info' below their usernames.
    Last edited by 5jj; 28-Apr-2012 at 22:53. Reason: typo

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    Re: Is there difference between "HAVE" and "GOT" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_dipuu View Post
    Ok fine thanks for it. I also agree with you. But one of my friend told me that it is INDIANISM to use " I have a cold" . where are you from ?
    Your friend is wrong.

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