NOT A TEACHER
It's the past tense of "get". See here, definition #23.
Student or Learner
A: You know what I mean?
B: I got it.
Here in the dialogue, the meaning of 'I got it' is 'I understood it' or 'I understand it'? And it comes from 'have got', meaning 'have' or a past form of 'get'?
I think it depends on context and in the dialogue, we can say 'I got it' is a reduced form of 'I've got it' and means the current state of understanding something.
What do you think? Thank you so much as usual and I really hope to hear from you again.
Last edited by sky3120; 23-Oct-2012 at 10:08.
Thank you so much, and the meaning of " we can't prove anything about most 'I got it' utterances, so I don't worry about it." is that even native English speakers have difficult in distinguishing in the usage?
Yes!! But sometimes we can't easily distinguish in some dialogues like the above one, isn't it?