have got/have a book

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Mad-ox

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hi,


Is there any difference in meaning between I have a book and I have got a book?



Thanks in advance,

Madox
 

besthost

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Not really.


I've got a book would be somewhat more common in Brititsh English.
The same is with the interrogative form: Have you got/Do you have(AmE)

Sometimes people also say: I got a book (for short)
 

riverkid

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"I've got ..." adds emphasis to the simple possession, "I have ...".

I've got you under my skin.

I've got a doozy of a cold.

I've got the world's longest tongue.

I've got measles.

I've got lots of money.
 
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