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    Have right

    Hello: I am new at this. Hope somebody help me.

    What of this sentences is correct:

    *You have that right or
    You got that right

    Which one is the correct or if both are correct.


    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Have right

    Not a teacher. You may have come across the saying "You have the right to remain silent.".

    So have the right is right and you could also say have got the right but not only got the right.

    This is my humble opinion as a learner of English. Wait for the teachers to respond to be 100 % sure.


    EDIT: just saw it: failure: the question was about "have that right". Now I refer to my right to remain silent.

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    Re: Have right

    If you mean that the person has the correct answer, you could use both,though the first would work for me when the answer was in front of you.

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    Re: Have right

    I also assume you mean that a person has the correct answer or has made an accurate statement. If so:

    - You got that right = simple past
    - You have got that right = present tense
    - You've got that right = present tense (contraction)
    - You have that right = present tense but unlikely to be used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Have right

    Quote Originally Posted by kitty300 View Post
    Hello: I am new at this. Hope somebody help me.

    What of this sentences is correct:

    *You have that right. Depends, as always, on context/situation. For example, (A) "May I vote in the general election?" (B) "When you reach the age of 18, you have that right (stress on 'right'; an action granted to an individual by law or rule)". OR (A) "May I vote in the general election?" (B) "You have that right (stress on 'right'; meaning: correct/yes, you may)".
    You got that right . Used frequently in AmE meaning, "I agree". (A) "The Yankees are the best team in baseball". (B) "You got that right" (stress on 'that')
    Which one is the correct or if both are correct.


    Thank you.
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    Re: Have right

    Thank you al of you.

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