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    I have owned/gotten my laptop for 10 years.

    I want to say “I have my laptop for 10 years”.
    What is an appropriate sentence?
    I have owned/gotten my laptop for 10 years.

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    Re: I have owned/gotten my laptop for 10 years.

    Of the available choices, you should use owned.

    I would say, 'I've had my laptop for ten years.'
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    Re: I have owned/gotten my laptop for 10 years.

    I would say 'I have used my laptop for ten years' unless it has been left unused.
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    Re: I have owned/gotten my laptop for 10 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would say 'I have used my laptop for ten years' unless it has been left unused.
    If someone said to me "I've had my laptop for ten years", I would assume they had been using it for all/some of those ten years. If it had been left unused, I would expect them to make that clear by saying something like "I've had my laptop for ten years but I've never used it!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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