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    You get the cookies

    You get the cookies I sent.

    I want to understand why do we use "get" not "got" and which tense is this?. ( I understand we are talking about past tense and we can also say- Did you get the cookies I sent.

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    Re: You get the cookies

    "You get the cookies I sent." If this is supposed to be a question, it is incorrect. If not, what is it supposed to be?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: You get the cookies

    We use the present tense because of the auxiliary verb "did".

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    Re: You get the cookies

    I think it should be the bare infinitive instead of the present tense, or the OP might wrongly write 'Did he gets the cookies?' next time, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: You get the cookies

    I agree.

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    Re: You get the cookies

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it should be the bare infinitive instead of the present tense, or the OP might wrongly write 'Did he gets the cookies?' next time, but I am not a teacher.
    Why did we use "s" with gets?

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    Re: You get the cookies

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "You get the cookies I sent." If this is supposed to be a question, it is incorrect. If not, what is it supposed to be?
    This is not the question. In colloquial, we keep saying like this or in movies we keep hearing like this.

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    Re: You get the cookies

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Why did we use "s" with gets?
    Did you notice the words 'wrongly write' before 'Did he gets the cookies'?

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    Re: You get the cookies

    In what context do you say it/hear it?
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    #10

    Re: You get the cookies

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Yes, Suniljain, so-called elliptical questions are very common in ordinary conversations (especially among friends).

    TheParser: [Did] you get the cookies I sent?

    Mona: Yes. By the way, [did] you get the necktie I sent you?

    TheParser. No.

    Mona: [Do] you want to meet Betty, my cousin?

    TheParser: Sure. [Does] she speak English?


    Of course, it is NOT a good idea for students to speak this way! But they should not be surprised when they hear native speakers use such abbreviated questions.

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