BEEN OR GOT?

Status
Not open for further replies.

doingresearch

Junior Member
Joined
May 20, 2010
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
Thai
Home Country
Thailand
Current Location
Germany
hello,
I wonder the difference between "have you got affected...?" and "have you been affected...?". I think both have the same meaning. Am i right?
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
hello,
I wonder the difference between "have you got affected...?" and "have you been affected...?". I think both have the same meaning. Am i right?

It's "Have you been affected.....?" Using "got" is not correct.
 

BobK

Harmless drudge
Staff member
Joined
Jul 29, 2006
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
It's "Have you been affected.....?" Using "got" is not correct.
:up:, though I'd add 'here'; many teachers would disagree, I know.

You could use 'got' of a state; one such state is 'in a state' - where there is an implicit '[of confusion or perhaps hysteria]'. So informally (for the more permissive among us) this is acceptable: 'Have you ever got upset?'. Even more acceptable, in my view, would be 'Don't allow yourself to get upset' - where the 'get' implies the active interference of another person - an implication which is not conveyed so strongly by 'Don't allow yourself to be upset'. "Get"-avoiders would probably recommend 'Don't allow yourself to become upset. (But note that many teachers would not tolerate 'get' under almost any circumstances - possibly because it can lead to lazy thinking: 'I got up and Mum got my breakfast and I got the bus to school and when I got on it I got out my PS2...') ;-)

b
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top