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    had got

    Is "had got" the past form of "have / has got" in Bre English? And is it common? Or do British people simply use "had" instead of "had got"?

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    Re: had got

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Is "had got" the past form of "have / has got" in Bre English? And is it common? Or do British people simply use "had" instead of "had got"?
    The past of "have/has" is "had".

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    Re: had got

    And are these sentences wrong?
    I had got a very bad cold last week.
    My house hadn't got a kitchen.

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    Re: had got

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    And are these sentences wrong?
    I had got a very bad cold last week.
    My house hadn't got a kitchen.
    The first one is not natural with "got". The second is possible, but I don't like it.

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    Re: had got

    While 'had got' is possible as the past form of 'have got' in some cases, it is unnatural in others. It is usually safest to omit the 'got'.

    Incidentally, in formal writing and speaking, some people still consider 'have got' to be inappropriate, even in the present tense.

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    #6

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    I think that it should be 'had gotten'. While 'had got' might appear to be a logical progression from 'have got', it just doesn't sound right.

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    Re: had got

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    I think that it should be 'had gotten'. While 'had got' might appear to be a logical progression from 'have got', it just doesn't sound right.
    I believe that 'had gotten' (not natural in British English) is the past perfect of 'get' in AmE, not the past of 'have got'.

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