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  Report Abuse. E.g., "I have eaten breakfast already." I think is owing to "I'v got" and "I got" are so near in sound and often, in context, mean the same thing. This question has been around for a long time. That said, the real message contained in an utterance may be quite at odds with the actual word forms: consider for instance how many ways one can say "Really" in various contexts. First of all: I made a mistake in my earlier post. There's nothing wrong, grammatically or semantically, with such an assertion. I'm pretty sure it was to set an example in front of the children, but I was so annoyed. When this is not the case, or when a speaker is being a literalist dick, "Have" refers to possession in the most general sense, "got" is used to focus attention on the specific situation. Second, in the US, 'to get' is used in both simple present and present perfect constructions, the difference being that we use gotten to form the participle. ''have [verb] - (In some senses have got is also used, especially in British English.) I’ve got a bad cold. In the south of Italy it is the same as in British English but it refers only to the recent past in the north.   Report Abuse.   Permalink I suspect, but have no scientific evidence to back this up, that very often when we have a choice, between 'which' or 'that' for example, we go for the one which involves the least mouth movement. "I've got", on the other hand, does. ', What's this got to do with anything? Nuances? And in my field, what would we teach foreign learners? belong to. Just memories. You complained that "got" has been stretched to mean present tense possession. Remember in American English the verb goes 'get got gotten' but in the UK this old form has been dropped and the verb is 'get got got.'. If we include dialect words that non-dialect-speakers like myself understand, we can add hundreds of others, for example: lum - chimney - Lang may your lum reekreek - smoke (Edinburgh was known as Auld Reekie, just like London was 'the Big Smoke')it's a sair fecht - (approximately) it's a hard life. As for whether it's redundant or not, is of supreme indifference to me (as you could see just then), it's the way most of us speak. The present perfect is used to describe past events that happened at an unspecified time. And I agree that in formal writing 'I have' is more appropriate. In spoken French it is used instead of the passé simple to talk about the past. Here is Swan, in Practical English Usage, the "bible" for many EFL teachers and students - "Note that 'have got' means exactly the same as 'have' in this case (possession, relationships, illnesses characteristics etc)". Yes, but that’s not a guarantee. I am more familiar with the America way. Trust what occurs in specific instances, not what general rules say.   Report Abuse, I have an ice cream cone = emphasis on possession onlyI have got an ice cream cone = communicates that there was a transaction, 46 votes   Permalink 1. Oh, I wanted to add that I made my way to this site googling(is that a word now?) I have = j'ai and I have got = j'ai. This site is a revelation. Got and have are not redundant. Formal English is the real struggle. Oh, but I do. It's an idiomatic alternative to "have" for possession. And that there are some general differences between British English and American English is pretty obvious. 1. used especially in speech to mean ‘have’. ", "Luckily he's got a good job to pay for all the upkeep. @Tom - I bet that's not a British course book publisher. Correct is "I have to go" I have to call.. etc. One or two points about your examples - "have got" is almost always contracted, and "have" is much less so. My list was of Scottish words used in Standard Scottish English, not dialect. In fact, we often elide with "got" - "Got a light? @joeydqI agree with you.The example you quote shows that some of the explanations given in justification of the use of "have got" are utter nonsense.Furthermore, why use 2 words when one will do the job better. But sometimes the pressure can be a bit much. Teaching English as a second (or third) language is a somewhat special case, which is dominated by the required end-use: English for business purposes focuses on business phrases, situations and vocabulary, and pays scant attention to slang, general idioms, and informal items which are not important. - "As a teenager, he once got arrested for stealing cars". Wow! It's worth noting that they used it in corresponce, which is why MWDEU says it is more suited to speech and speech-like prose than formal writing. And do I trust books written by people who have made a long study of language more than a few theories made up on the hoof on this forum to explain an idiomatic use that doesn't need any explaining? - 1. "Have got" meaning "have" (in the sense of "possess") is also accepted. If we didn't have Standard English, what would linguists mean when they say that an utterance such as 'I ain't never seen him' or 'He were in t'pub' are non-standard?   Report Abuse. @WW - dour is also known in England, but usually pronounced differently; wee is no doubt pretty universal. He also had three yesterday and will probably have a couple more tomorrow. But without the use of "just" or other words to reinforce that we mean "get", we would normally simply take it to mean possession, as in "I've got a cold".   Permalink would sound ridiculous because there would be no reference anywhere to a context of acquiring milk and therefore milk is being treated as an attribute and this laconic question could only conceivably be asked to a woman about her own lactation. It's an extra word that conveys no additional meaning. Translations in context of "I've got" in English-Dutch from Reverso Context: i've got to, i've got something, i've got one, i've got two, i've got nothing Have (got) to go definition is - to be required to leave. Presumably by "interchanged" you simply meant misspelled. "Not only that, but the tone of voice in general is different, I don't know how to explain it through text but there is a clear difference between where people in Britain and people in the US will stress words to ask a question, the British version sounding more like a statement than a question. However, as with all trivial differences to a skilled practitioner of language it can be exploited to great effect. Languages are fluent and change. So perhaps not a FULL STOP, but more of a ellipse? 1 vote   Report Abuse, "He's very lucky really. It was two other adults, myself, and two children. Well I have got to go now, I have got to work on a project that I have got. And we still use ‘got’ in things like ‘I’ve got a car.’ and ‘I’ve got to go.’ they've, we've, you've, you've (he's, she's, etc.) He could hav as eathly said, "I got it" meaning that he got it on the way out. See more.   Report Abuse. Both Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionaries list 'have got' under 'have', not 'get'. It's not rocket science. I agree with the gist of your argument, but would just add that for us Brits, the ' have got' is the more usual construction. @HS - Why on earth anyone would want to avoid perfectly good idiomatic English is beyond me, but I suppose it was a joke. … But you seem to have got a bit confused about the difference between "I've got" and "I got". Chris B, does that mean that you couldn’t stack “huge", "massive", "gigantic", "very big", "enormous" and "colossal" in some order of increasing size and that they mean exactly the same? I don't think anyone disagrees that "I hav" is good and proper. "I got," on the other hand, should be used for things an individual recently obtained. @Fitty Stim - sorry, but Standard English is an absolutely basic concept in linguistics. Here's the entry: http://books.google.com/books?id=2yJusP0vrdgC&lpg=PP1&dq=merriam-websters%20dictionary%20of%20english%20usage&pg=PA498#v=onepage&q=have%20got&f=false. So for example, most students in Europe learn British Standard English, while not surprisingly those in Latin America learn American standard English.   Permalink I might just add that the usage of the present perfect to talk about actions happening in the present is not solely and English issue. Then we have to choose which Standard English to teach; we need to be consistent. =) Being a Philadelphian, I guess I should have spoken like this... "Yo, I gotta get some wooder from the crick. I wonder if it would have been more proper or at least clearer to have said“Well I need to go now, I want to work on a project that I have.”But that’s just me I ‘sposeBye all, it been fun, 17 votes Similarly being perfect in grammar is useless without a good vocabulary and a relative fluency in speaking. The only difference is that the "got" versions are more informal. "I got paid yesterday" = "I was paid yesterday". I got a cup of coffee and I got a new shirt are both 100% correct meaning SIMPLE PAST of get (as in: I got a cup of coffee this morning on the way to work; or I got a new shirt as a birthday present). One moment... italki is changing the way the world learns foreign languages. goofy is right! Have got definition: to possess | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples So what! Now follow me on this: anything that you currently have, you must have got at some time or another. Yous need any? But I hardly ever do any formal writing, and in spoken language, at least in British English, 'have got' tends to be more natural, more idiomatic (in part precisely because it is less formal). Third, @joelackey92 is not wrong grammatically (again, in American English) in his use of got. ];[Slang] When you learn about information that isn’t new but is novel for you, share it with the world by adding a “TIL”. http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=I%27ve+to+say%2CI%27ve+got+to+say&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=16&smoothing=3&share=. I/I've got this definition: 1. used to tell someone that you can or will deal with something: 2. used to tell someone that you…. As Tom says, in Britain "have got" is the standard way of talking about possession in spoken English. I’ve got an extra apple if you want one. It hasn't, full stop, period (at least not in this idiomatic use). In fact many of us probably use both interchangeably, depending on context and the surrounding words. She hasn’t got a headache anymore. @AnwulfJohn could also have said "Yes, I have it", or maybe even "Yes, mum". JJMBallantyne, “there and they’re (I should have included their)” synonymous or homographic? Have got has the same meaning as have and both are used as present tenses. AH! One way of looking at English is to view it as a collection of patterns, collocations, phrases and idioms, from which if needed we may identify some 'rules'. But there are some essential grammar points we have to make about when you can and can't use each construction. But, apparently I’m alone on this side of the fence and the rest of the world is not only ok with “I’ve got” you’re downright in love with its use and mad that I suggest its might incorrect. There is the past-present tense difference. As tenses go this does not travel well. @dogreed - again in BrE 'I have a rash' means exactly the same as 'I have got a rash' - 'have got' is simply an alternative present tense of 'have' (Shaw - Practical English Usage), 48 votes Included in Swan's examples is one for permanent possession with "have got" - "My mother's got two sisters", and one for temporary possession with "have" - "The Prime Minister has a bad cold". Students want to know. @Harrycastle, belatedly - "In the French language, for example, the present perfect doesn't exist - rather they use a simple present. I also teach English, and I've never seen any British course book, dictionary, grammar book or usage book suggest that there is any difference in meaning, even nuanced, only one of formality. English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus, Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition, in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). There is a difference, but it is usually trivial. Problem is it isn’t in my Webster’s Collegiate or the online Merriam–Webster.com but both references define got as past and past participle of get. @Thomas Smith - I teach foreign students and have never come across "Enjoy English", but I can assure you that all the major British course books still teach both forms. I've had enough of this. Jim:"At the very least, all “have got” is is four more keys typed with no change in meaning. "Hav yu gotten the book that yu ordered?" In case I’m wrong I took your advice and looked up “have got”. In speech, the contraction is said. Funny, though, I hadn't ever used it until I heard someone else use it to stress something. "Have you got it with you?" In the French language, for example, the present perfect doesn't exist - rather they use a simple present. But in speech, it's ordinary, common idiom, nothing to worry about. Let me quote from 'The Complete Plain Words' by Sir Ernest Gowers:'Have got', for 'possess' or 'have', says Fowler, is good colloquial but not good literary English. Haha.There is the past-present tense difference, but it's really just where you're from, they can and usually do mean the same thing. which is ungrammatical and technically meaningless, instead of "Have you done your homework?" Probably what most of us do (in Britain, at any rate), which is to use "have got" in conversation and informal correspondence, and "have" in more formal circumstances. People tend to talk and write based entirely on where they were raised. @Hairy Scot - Yes, when we want to be more formal or use more elegant language, we use "have", "have to" and standard passive, but in British English, most of us prefer to use good old-fashioned idiomatic "have got" for possession and "have got to" for obligation in normal conversational English. "I will" or "I shall" was much more common than "I'll". To own something, or to be owned. So: I have got = I got something in the past so I have it now. Linguists discuss Standard English at University College London: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/standard.htm, Standard British English, grammar.about.com;http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/standbriteterm.htm, The Columbia Guide to Standard American English:http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Guide-Standard-American-English/dp/0231069898, BBC / British Council - American vs Standard British English:http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/marcc22/american-versus-standard-british-english, British-domiciled American Linguist's blog comparing the two standards:http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/. @Sharm - not in BrE at least, where 'I've got a car' means 'I possess a car', whereas 'I've just got a car' means 'I've just obtained a car'. They don’t have a car. But "have got to" and "have to" are more about general obligation, for example to talk about rules and regular obligation. 16 votes I am more familiar with the America way. I am an American volunteering abroad to teach english as a foreign language in a country with a British curriculum so this issue comes up. It may be wrong, but I definitely feel that stronger than, "I have(or need) to go to bed." But if you have place names with loch in the US, why is it that Americans (and the English for that matter) seem to be unable to pronounce it? How to use I've in a sentence. @WWYou make a telling point about phrases from local dialect.There is a phrase commonly used in south west and central Scotland which I am sure would be very confusing to anyone from outside that area.To those unfamiliar with it, the phrase "a roll on bacon" would certainly be confusing and would probably conjure up a somewhat strange image.But the locals know exactly what is meant.The phrase itself probably came about as a corruption of "a roll and bacon". Using "have" does not imply that (dependent on other things said). I'd have thought this one would have petered out by now, 22 months and still going strong! Know the rules so you can manipulate them. normal) doesn't mean incorrect. Just leave out the "got". Have you got the flu? He recalled to Kerrang: "I had a dog named David Bowie, who was my best buddy for, like a whole year. It's complicated tu use HAVE GOT and I don´t know why British grammar try to make our lives difficult. The simple answer is that "I have" is more commonly used in written English and "I've got" is more commonly used in spoken English. The only difference is grammatical - we can only use "have got" in present simple - and one of formality. @blazey ... What are yu smokin'? [Fam. I teach students to put in contractions when they are writing informal emails, for example, as uncontracted forms can sound rather stiff. :-)). It's sort of like "letting your hair down" amongst friends. And please don’t use the excuse that it’s normal communication, with that reasoning "they’re" and "there" will soon be synonymous. Should you know? Jim, of course "have" and "got" belong next to each other.   Report Abuse.   Report Abuse. Take spelling for example: British and Americans may differ, but in each we all follow our own system. I've got your number. :), 0 vote For example: I have/got to go. "Do you have a condom?" Does it make any difference if a try to use it this way? @Jim - I've sent 4 dictionary references as well as some grammar website references, but they're being held over for approval (too many URLs). In fact if your Present perfect theory is correct, how do you explain "have got to" - the Present perfect of "get to"? Worrying about a little harmless redundancy, or using good old idiomatic English? It seems the latest Scottish word to catch on in England is 'minging', (red-lined) which in Scotland originally meant smelling badly, but seems to be taking on a meaning among English young people of 'very bad, unpleasant or ugly'. The truth is that not many people contract "I have" to "I've", and it doesn't sound very natural to me. And in any case the 'specialist books' I referred to are based on corpus linguistics - in other words how people actually use the language. "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" is a novelty song composed in 1944 (as "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts") by Fred Heatherton, a songwriting pseudonym for a collaboration of English songwriters Harold Elton Box (1903-1981) and Desmond Cox (1903-1966), with Lewis Ilda (itself a pseudonym of American songwriter Irwin Dash, 1892-1984). But in speech, or prose that resembles speech, you will probably want have got. :) I'm excited to go to England and pick up more. This si a world away from "The Chinese have invented fireworks" which is not grammatically correct given what we know about fireworks. Both are correct, but still different. They mean completely different things separately. I don't speak a particular Scottish dialect, nor with a Scottish accent, but I have used all those words and expressions on occasion. To red(d) ... not on your list) is to clean up or get ready. Proper as it may be, hearing "You've got..." repeatedly during an given Al Roker segment is redolent of a cat sliding down a chalkboard tree. So we say that ' the lady has got black eyes', merely meaning that she has them.When such high authorities differ, (Gowers continues) what is a plain man to think? So focussing entirely on the words is by no means the whole story, although in teaching English one must start somewhere. See comment above), but @Jim, please look under 'have got', not 'got', which is something completely different. I have = AmericanismI've got = Britishism. I imagine that this was the origin of many irregular forms. You really have to put emphasis on the contraction (when speaking) to make it sound correct to the listener. But I think this only happens occasionally. 18 votes Much of linguist David Crystal's 'The Stories of English' is about how this standard came about. The "have" and "got" in "have got" are also not redundant, because the "have" is an auxiliary verb, while the "got" is a participle. And nor would I ever use an argument such as 'it's people like you who ...'. How to use have (got) to go in a sentence. And the same with "He's got a Masters in Finance, a great job and a big house in the country" and "He has a Masters in Finance" etc. It's NOT a Britishism; it's standard English! In fact it's my impression that we (in BrE at least) very rarely use the standard verb "get" in the Present perfect, without adding something - "I've just got myself a new car" suggests that you have indeed "obtained, bought, stolen" one, whereas "I've got a new car" simply tell us that you have one.   Permalink is natural English, fine, but what about "I don't must wear a tie at work. Fore example, and American teacher may ask 'Did you do your homework?" I’m mainly suggesting the words are interchanged so often (by those that don’t seem to know the definitions) that their distinction is lost. @Skeeter Lewis - Here's a thought: use "I've got" etc when you would use other contractions - "I'm", "he's", "they'd" etc, but use "I have" etc when you would normally use uncontracted forms. My EFL students can handle it easily enough. milamber, I appreciate and applaud your credentials; however in my 29 years in my own profession one thing I’ve learned is that it’s hard to find someone who knows everything about their profession. Posted by ESC on November 22, 2003. You can say "I've got ten toes" even though you've always had them. (idiomatic, chiefly UK) To have, own or possess. is ok, but not "I have eaten breakfast at 9AM." Man, it took me years to get used to this song, but now I love it. Lead singer Bert McCracken wrote this about his dog that got hit by a car during the making of In Love And Death. or "Did yu get it?". Is there not a redundancy in the use of “got” with “have”? ", It's interesting that when we really do want to use "have got" as the present perfect of "get", ie, to mean "obtain, acquire, buy" etc", we often add something else, like "just" or "myself", to make the meaning clear. Well, you're all wrong : It should obviously be "I have getted". The beauty of language! I've noticed that one Kernel Sanders thinks I'm 'too obsessed with specialist book definitions and don't pay enough attention to actual use', and that I should trust what occurs in specific instances. It just doesn't work. @Hairy Scot "he once got arrested" "he was once arrested". You don't usually use have got in future or past forms. In this context, I have got 2 ears implies that at some point you have acquired said ears rather than being.born with them. -- oops. We hate grammatical errors with passion. It may convey surprise, indicate interest, or (with a flat or falling intonation) suggest disinterest. And that's why we teach these constructions to foreign learners (together with their limits): so that they will sound more natural and speak good idiomatic English. will likely be answered with "Yes, I hav it or yes, I do." This would also apply to your 'so aren't you' - that's not a judgement - simply that the phrase is non-standard, or at least it is in BrE. The present perfect has a number of wrinkles but a simple explanation is to say: I have seen the light of the lord = (past statement) I saw the light of the lord at some undefined point in the past AND (present implication) the information in the past statement has some significance for the present and I invite you to think what it is. Why say “I have got” or “I’ve got” when “I have” conveys the exact meaning? ... Yea, I'v got it." 27 votes " I've Gotta Get a Message to You " is a song by the Bee Gees. 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