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    #1

    get or have got

    Paul and Holly are driving in a taxi. Before that Paul has been to Holly's apartment to take some of her things so that she needn't do it herself. He:
    - I got most of your stuff here, including cat. Hope he's all right.
    Breakfast at Tiffany's, movie

    Is that "the past simple of 'get', or 'have got'?
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    Last edited by Vik-Nik-Sor; 21-May-2014 at 00:40.


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    #2

    Re: get or have got

    It can only mean 'have got'. If he had only said "I got most of your stuff", it could be the past tense of 'get'. But he didn't get it 'here', as he says. He got it in her apartment. He has got it here.

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    #3

    Re: get or have got

    That use of "got" is quite common in AmE. It is the past tense of "get" and means "I picked up" or "I collected". It does not necessarily imply current possession as "I've got" would.

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    #4

    Re: get or have got

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is the past tense of "get" and means "I picked up" or "I collected".
    "I got it here with me" is an example of the past tense or 'get'? "I picked it up here with me in the taxi"? Something's wrong.
    Last edited by Raymott; 21-May-2014 at 05:37.

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    #5

    Re: get or have got

    Ah! I missed the word "here".

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