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    hi there
    what is the difference between

    she has got
    she got
    when we use each one can plz provide examples

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    Re: got and has got

    Quote Originally Posted by it is never too late View Post
    hi there
    what is the difference between

    she has got
    she got
    when we use each one can plz provide examples
    1.sha has got= she has.... (present simple) or she has just received ....(present perfect)
    She has got one brother=possesion(present simple)
    she has just got a gift= and the result: she is happy(present perfect)

    2.she got= she received .... in the past (past simple)
    she got a gift two weeks ago and she was happy

    do you understand now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    1.sha has got= she has.... (present simple) or she has just received ....(present perfect)
    She has got one brother=possesion(present simple)
    she has just got a gift= and the result: she is happy(present perfect)
    This is exactly where the verb phrase (or the semi-modal) have got derives from - I got something in the past and still have it = I have got it.

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    Re: got and has got

    a very good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    a very good point
    Still a better point to come...

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    she has just got a gift= and the result: she is happy(present perfect)
    This is when we talk about possession. The following, however, doesn't mean the same:

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    She has got one brother=possesion(present simple)
    Here, we're not talking about possession, but about a relationship (between people).

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    Re: got and has got

    This is when we talk about possession. The following, however, doesn't mean the same:




    you say that in the sentence: "She has just got a gift" we are talking about possession? In my opinion the verb "have" is used as an auxiliary verb with past participle of get to make present perfrect form.

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    Re: got and has got

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    you say that in the sentence: "She has just got a gift" we are talking about possession? In my opinion the verb "have" is used as an auxiliary verb with past participle of get to make present perfrect form.
    We share the same opinion on that have is used as an auxiliary verb with the past participle form of the verb get - all the same, it indicates possession, doesn't it? She got a gift and still has it, isn't it?

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    Re: got and has got

    not really,

    As an ordinary verb, not an auxiliary one, have is used to talk about states: possession, relationships, etc.

    If it was "She has got a gift" we would talk about possession.
    The "just" makes the difference. It doesnt imply any possession but the fact that someone gave her a gift and she has just received it which makes her happy.

    But you were right about the relationship thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    If it was "She has got a gift" we would talk about possession.
    The "just" makes the difference. It doesnt imply any possession but the fact that someone gave her a gift and she has just received it which makes her happy.
    There's a good point.

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    But you were right about the relationship thing.

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    Re: got and has got

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    not really,

    As an ordinary verb, not an auxiliary one, have is used to talk about states: possession, relationships, etc.

    If it was "She has got a gift" we would talk about possession.
    The "just" makes the difference. It doesnt imply any possession but the fact that someone gave her a gift and she has just received it which makes her happy.

    I'm not a teacher, and I feel a bit awkward about complicating this, but there is another way to parse "she has just got a gift." Here's an example:

    The woman in question has just (that is, in the immediate past, very recently) done something which has surprised or amazed someone. The person thus surprised asks a third person, "How did she do that?" and the response is "She's just got a gift". Here "just" doe not talk about time, but could be thought of as meaning, "only" or "simply". So, "She's just got a gift" in the situation I've described would mean, "the only explanation I can give is that she has a gift(talent, or natural flair or ability)"

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