when I say "she needn't have got up early"
How did the person feel?
I mentioned she was tired, but teacher said it was not the proper answer.
Nothing to do with the original question, but I find that increasingly I prefer "has/have/had gotten" to "has/have/had got".
It's not an American invention, it's 17th century English which Americans have kept and we have discarded.;-)Really? I'm still from the old school where (no offence intended) I see "gotten" as an entirely American invention and it sets my teeth on edge whenever I see or hear it!
Edit - sorry, I should have pointed out that I realise that "gotten" exists in BrE (ill-gotten gains etc) but it's when it's used as a direct replacement for "got" as a verb that I don't like it.
It makes sense to use "I've gotten" for the present perfect if you use "I've got" for present tense "I have" - or if you live in a community where "I've got" is typically used as present tense.Nothing to do with the original question, but I find that increasingly I prefer "has/have/had gotten" to "has/have/had got".