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    #11

    Re: Have you ever got lost in a mall?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The words between the present perfect form of the verb is underlined above.
    The words ... are underlined ... .

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    #12

    Re: Have you ever got lost in a mall?

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
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    In American English, "Did you ever get lost in a mall?" could be used without changing the meaning. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    You're right. In American English, "Did you ever get lost?" and "Have you ever gotten lost?" mean exactly the same thing.

    And in American English, "Have you ever got lost?" is wrong.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #13

    Re: Have you ever got lost in a mall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    And in American English, "Have you ever got lost?" is wrong.
    Some Americans use got as the past participle of get.​ I'd say it's not wrong, just less common.
    I am not a teacher.

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