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    have and have got

    How do you define the difference between"have" and "have got" ?

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    Re: have and have got

    'Have' and 'Have got' are used for possession.
    Example: Jack has got a beautiful house. OR Jack has a beautiful house.


    Only 'have' is used when talking about actions.

    Example: I usually have breakfast at 8 o'clock. NOT I usually have got breakfast at 8 o'clock.


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    In people's minds, 'fab' and 'fabulous' ceased to carry the full import of the idea that something is 'absolutely tremendous', and so now it's 'awesome'...

    In the same way, there was a time when 'have' was sufficient to indicate the possession of something: "I have a new car." To emphasize the idea of possessing/owning, 'got' was included, so now: "I've got a new car."

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    Question Re: have and have got

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    In people's minds, 'fab' and 'fabulous' ceased to carry the full import of the idea that something is 'absolutely tremendous', and so now it's 'awesome'...

    In the same way, there was a time when 'have' was sufficient to indicate the possession of something: "I have a new car." To emphasize the idea of possessing/owning, 'got' was included, so now: "I've got a new car."
    Smart answer!
    Keep it up!

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