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    #1

    Got it/gotten it

    Hello!

    I was wondering if one can say "I've gotten it!" when one understands something, instead of "I've got it!".

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    Re: Got it/gotten it

    Our North American members will answer this. BE speakers rarely say 'gotten'.

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    Re: Got it/gotten it

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny77 View Post
    Hello!

    I was wondering if one can say "I've gotten it!" when one understands something, instead of "I've got it!".

    Regards
    No. To get has two past participles in American English, depending on the intended meaning. Got is required when you can replace the verb with to have, as in your example: I have it!

    If you can't make that replacement, we usually use "gotten": I've been meaning to answer the question, but I haven't gotten around to it.
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