Both got and gotten existed as far back as Middle English.


Understood =) and I suppose that it is the same with should and might. I’ve come here from Google; I was looking for the name of this gramatical form in: ‘I have got blue eyes’.

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I found this sentence ..”If she did not bully her classmates, she would have more friends” . Below are some examples of each, including contractions with have/has + gotten, which are common. We have gotten to leave this party now. So maybe there were rules I wasn’t aware of, or maybe they really don’t use “v” in the UK. In fact, it’s considered more formal here than He has got a lot taller. Americans, however, would probably prefer B in the first example.

Il reste invariable. Do you mind if I print this post out and distribute it to my present/future students?

The British (almost) never do, or at least consider it an archaic form.

Get can mean “to arrive,” as in Tell me when we get there. We have got to leave this party now. She eats a lot of fruit everyday We have got to leave this party now. I’m pretty sure it’s “ugly” in the US and “pretty” in the UK, but I might be wrong. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. And always I have to put fruits instead fruit when I categorizing? I become really annoyed when I read a novel filled with get, got and gotten!

When we use get in the primary sense of “obtain or gain possession of” and in several other uses, it’s more common to use gotten in the perfect cases. And here is my question: what is the grammatical form in this example: ‘I have got blue eyes’? It’s not that I don’t find it intriguing, as a student of languages and anthropology (and art too, but that’s another matter), it’s just that having spent half of my schooling in one country, and half in another, I tend to get in trouble for misuse of words. It took me ages to figure out it was supposed to mean the same things as “vs” over here. Forte and Forebearer: Let’s Get This Straight. Besides, this is a description which holds true in the past, present, and future — a fact in other words. . But there are Americans who much prefer has/have/had gotten in particular situations.

(I received a good education…)

I’ve always been uncertain about the the participle form of the word get.

Is it correct to say I have got or I have gotten? But that’s an acceptable use in the States.

Below are some examples of each. Ah, a visitor from the land of Google. I’m impressed because no one told me before “gotten” is an ancient form.

First of all thanks for the time and effort in researching and documenting this article. A. Especially when the speaker stresses the word got.

Leave any comments below. The question I pose is about the participle form.

For example, we might say, “I have gotten behind on my work,” or, “The book was not gotten easily.” For example, there’s a different urgency communicated when we say, I have to go to the bathroom and when we say, I have got to go to the bathroom. I would think it is somehow related to the way verbs are generally conjugated in the German language which is really close to English language, since, as we know, English derived from west Germanic language, in the early medieval times, therefore it is natural both languages still share some similarities. The answer is that you are generally safe to use just got with the helping verbs has, have, or had, especially if you are in the U.K. That’s the form you use with has/have/had in the present and past perfect tenses.

That’s always “have” in this case. Have got + noun phrase simply means “to have in one’s possession.” This phrasing is more common in British English than in American English. Make sense? By the way, most style guides recommend spelling the word out other than in informal writing, references to athletic match-ups, or in legal documents. It’s more a matter of the region where it is used. Either your teacher was entirely wrong, or you misunderstood her point. Thank you for asking! Another use is “to cause to be in a certain condition,” as in Try not to get your toga dirty. In other words, non-American speakers of English don’t recognize gotten as the participial form.

A. I have gotten a headache. Depending on which school you go to, you could graduate high school anywhere between 15 and 19, though the most common ages are 16 and 18. Should it be She would has instead she would have?. English speakers in North America preserved gotten as the past participle of got. One reason for the disagreement on this issue is the difference between American and British English. I’m guessing that originally it was a euphemism, but through overuse, the literal definition eventually changed toward the pejorative. That is certainly very educational if you will. She was teaching us how to use context to determine the meanings of words, and the example she used: Because, at least according to what I was taught, it’s ALWAYS “it’s,” for both the possessive of “it” and the contraction of “it is.” She gave us a bunch of texts–I remember it as photocopied articles, but it may have been photocopies of something she made, or something else entirely–and had us go through and find each instance of “it’s” and determine whether it was the possessive or the contraction. People in English-speaking countries outside of the United States and Canada usually use got. Which of the following is correct? The answer is that you are generally safe to use just got with the helping verbs has, have, or had, especially if you are in the U.K. I love that kind of interaction. Perhaps she was having you identify both correct and incorrect uses of “it’s”? It can mean “to catch,” as in You got me, Copper or “to stump or confuse,” as in The capital of Nebraska? Dans have got, got est le participe passé du verbe get (recevoir).

Have got and have gotten are different in British and American English.

There’s no difference in literal meaning, but there is a notable difference in emphasis.