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  1. mattiy
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    Smile how to say...

    please help me.

    how to say "get a toothache" in Present Perfect Tense?

    thanks for your help.

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    #2

    Re: how to say...

    I have had toothache.


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    thank you , Snowcake,but you gave present perfect of have a toothache not get a toothache.
    what is present perfect of get a toothache?Like I am ok and just now I get a toothache and I say then .....?

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    Re: how to say...

    I would use the form gotten here to be on the save side:

    I have gotten a toothache.

    This is rather unusual though.
    Last edited by heidita; 04-Apr-2008 at 20:14.

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    I've got a toothache....but it's not present perfect. It uses the words "I've got a" which means "I have a". I think that heidita's sentence is grammatically correct but it's not used in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    I would use the form gotten here to be on the save side:

    I have gotten a toothache.

    This is rather unusual though.
    thank you but I would not like to use an unusual phrase.
    I have got a toothache=is it present perfect of "get a toothache"?, please?
    dictionary says that get=got in present perfect , is that right?

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    It's not.

    take a look at this topic, please.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ve-gotten.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyrodiks View Post
    thank you but I would not like to use an unusual phrase.
    I have got a toothache=is it present perfect of "get a toothache"?, please?
    dictionary says that get=got in present perfect , is that right?
    Hi Andy, I only said it was unusual because in BE it is usual to use "got" as a participle of get.

    Really, in a regular conjugation:

    I get a toothache.

    I have got a toothache.

    I got a toothache.

    So the second sentence would normally be interpreted as "I have a toothache" as have got is the same as have. But it would certainly be grammatically correct.

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    Oh, sorry. Now it's clear to me what you problem is. "have got"
    That's why I've chosen "have toothache".

    Sorry, you've got me there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    Hi Andy, I only said it was unusual because in BE it is usual to use "got" as a participle of get.

    Really, in a regular conjugation:

    I get a toothache.

    I have got a toothache.

    I got a toothache.

    So the second sentence would normally be interpreted as "I have a toothache" as have got is the same as have. But it would certainly be grammatically correct.
    hi Heidita,
    so 1.I have got a toothache=I have gotten a toothache
    2.I have got a toothache=I have a toothache
    is all that right? if so, it is abit crazy, how to figure out if a speaker means 1 or 2? How come in a language one sentence has many completely different meanings?
    ups.....

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