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    is this correct?

    Hello,

    ' I thought you (have got) the receipt since you have paid for the item? Don't tell me you haven't received it!'

    I'm unsure with the tense in brackets.

    thanks!


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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    ' I thought you (have got) the receipt since you have paid for the item? Don't tell me you haven't received it!'

    I'm unsure [with] about the tense in brackets.

    thanks!
    I thought you (had gotten) the receipt since ...
    Last edited by riverkid; 16-Jul-2008 at 22:02.

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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I thought you (had gotten) the receipt since ...
    Depends which side of the Atlantic you live, "had gotten" would just attract very strange looks in England, whereas "had received" would be understood.


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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Depends which side of the Atlantic you live, "had gotten" would just attract very strange looks in England, whereas "had received" would be understood.
    Yet another good illustration that we should scrap BrE, Bhaisahab.

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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Yet another good illustration that we should scrap BrE, Bhaisahab.
    Or maybe we should scrap transatlantic English.

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