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    I've got and I've gotten

    Hello.

    I would like to know the difference between "got" and "gotten" as past participles.

    For example:

    I've got a problem!
    I've gotten a probelm!

    And also, I would like to know "I've got a" means the same of "I have" in the following sentence:

    "If you mess with her you will have got a problem!"
    "If you mess with her you will have a problem!"

    I always get puzzled when using "I've got a/an". Never know where to use that correctly.

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: I've got and I've gotten

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    Hello.

    I would like to know the difference between "got" and "gotten" as past participles.

    For example:

    I've got a problem!
    I've gotten a probelm!
    Both participles (must tell you to my surprise, the first time I saw "gotten" I thought it was a mistake.) are correct. Got is BE and gotten AE.

    Look:
    Past Participle: got, US: gotten
    And also, I would like to know "I've got a" means the same of "I have" in the following sentence:

    "If you mess with her you will have got a problem!"
    "If you mess with her you will have a problem!"
    Will have got is not possible. You can only use got if you do not use any other auxiliary.

    I have got a car.

    he had got a friend.

    I always get puzzled when using "I've got a/an". Never know where to use that correctly.
    a is used with any letter except vowels. But: An apple, an orange...

    Thank you so much.
    You'e welcome.
    cheers

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    Re: I've got and I've gotten

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post

    Will have got is not possible. You can only use got if you do not use any other auxiliary.

    I have got a car.

    he had got a friend.
    I didn't get you when you say got is an auxiliary. Or would it be "have"?

    Anyway, is "I will have got" structurally different from "I will have done" or "I will have found"?

    thanks.
    Last edited by anreak; 07-Jan-2008 at 14:34.

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    Re: I've got and I've gotten

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    Hello.

    I would like to know the difference between "got" and "gotten" as past participles.

    For example:

    I've got a problem!
    I've gotten a probelm!

    And also, I would like to know "I've got a" means the same of "I have" in the following sentence:

    "If you mess with her you will have got a problem!"
    "If you mess with her you will have a problem!"

    I always get puzzled when using "I've got a/an". Never know where to use that correctly.

    Thank you so much.
    AmE uses "gotten" as the past participle of the verb "get". So:

    AmE: This Christmas I've gotten many presents.
    BrE: This Christmas I've got many presents.

    But don't confuse normal lexic "get" with the "have got" idiom, which is a synonym for "have":

    I've got a problem = I have a problem.

    No one would ever say «I've gotten a problem» which shows that "have got" is a special case.

    Confusion arises when, in BrE, the same sentence can mean two things:

    I've got many presents = I've gotten many presents
    I've got many presents = I have many presents

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    Re: I've got and I've gotten

    Heidita, what about something like, "After next Friday, I will have gotten blind drunk at the Margarita Grill a total of sixteen times, which will be a new personal record"?

    (You will notice the "gotten," since I'm an American :) )

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    Smile Re: I've got and I've gotten

    Quite clear.

    Thanks everyone.

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