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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    "I have" and "I've got"

    What is the difference?

    Thank you.

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: "I have" and "I've got"

    "I've got" is very common in American English.

    I've got meetings all day tomorrow. Ugh.
    Poor Zoe. She's got a terrible cold.
    Does anyone have a pen I could borrow? Sure, I've got one right here.

    (All of those would sound fine with just "have" and not "have got" too, though.)

    {not a teacher}

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    #3

    Re: "I have" and "I've got"

    Also can we say that " have/has got" is more informal?

  3. Newbie
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    Re: "I have" and "I've got"

    I'm not sure but I think "have/has go" is less formal.

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