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  1. simong
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    Thumbs up question?

    hi,sometimes I hear that somebody talking like "someone stole my car" and "someone has stolen my car" what is the differnce.the scecond
    one is the use of get like "you got to go" and the use of " i been here to long ".the thrd oe is in reported speech if I have said like this "He wanted to know were I was going but I told him I wasn't going to tell him." is it correct.
    Thanks.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Hello, simong.

    [1] Someone stole my car. <statement of fact>
    [2] Someone has stolen my car. <recent event>

    [3] You got to go. <synonymous with You have to go>
    [4] I been here too long. <It's also pronounced I've been (I have been).The contracted form, 've is pronounced [v] as in Victory, but some speakers will often omit that sound because it shares a similar place of articulation with the next sound [b] (in been).

    [5] He wanted to know were I was going, but I told him I wasn't going to tell him.

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