Is there any stylistic reason to avoid the word “got”?

Asked by: Doug Kundaikar

Is the word got a proper word?

In British English, the preferred past participle of “get” is usually “got.” “She has got herself into trouble again.” In American English, most dictionaries allow “got” as the past participle but prefer “gotten.” Today I get well.

Why do we use have got instead of have?

Learners often want to know if have and have got are the same. They want to know which of the two they should use and if they are interchangeable. ”Can we use either one of them whenever we want?” they ask. The answer is that have and have got are the same in meaning when we want to express possession of something.

Is got colloquial word?

“Have Got”



It’ll tell you that the answer is yes, you can use this expression, though it is considered informal.

Is have got to proper English?

HAVE GOT – Used in British and American English. In both British and American English, have got means have when it’s followed by a noun phrase, and have to (or must) when it’s followed by to + a verb.

Why do British say have got?

The term have got is often used in Britain, but Americans and Canadians are more likely just to say have. You will hear have got used in American English for added emphasis, though. It could emphasize the arrival or acquisition of something: I have just gotten a new phone!

Has got English grammar?

Have got has the same meaning as have and both are used as present tenses. Note that have got is NOT the present perfect of get. To make questions and negative sentences with have we normally use the auxiliary verb do.

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Can you say I have got?

American English Versus British English



As I’ve said, it’s perfectly fine to say, “have got” if you’re in America, though it is less formal than plain old “have.” Even less formal than “have got”—and probably considered objectionable by most grammarians—is simply “got” by itself.

Is got or gotten correct?

Is “Gotten” Correct? People in the United States and Canada use gotten for the past participle of got in most cases. People in English-speaking countries outside of the United States and Canada usually use got.

Have got has got grammar rules?

We use has got in the 3rd person singular (he,she, it), and we use have got with all other persons. I have got a brother. I’ve got a brother. You have got a sister.

Has got got short form?

Remember: the short form of “have got” is “have”. You can’t abbreviate it to “I’ve”.

Has got meaning in English?

Definition of ‘has got’



a. to possess or own; have.

What is the past tense of had got?

Have got is not normally used in the simple past tense (had got); it is not considered correct to say *”Last year we had got a house in the city.” Rather, had alone is used as the simple past. Had got is normally heard as an even more colloquial version of have got.

Is it wrong to use got?

1 Expert Answer



There’s nothing wrong with “get” or “got” in certain contexts and genres of writing. For instance, if you are quoting someone, whatever that person said, even if it’s improper grammar, is correct. In formal writing, however, it should probably be ill advised to use.

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Did I just get or got?

“Get” is the present tense form of the verb and “got” is the past tense form, but the tenses are often used interchangeably. In informal speech, people often question each other with “Do you get it?” or just “Get it?” to check for comprehension. “I get it” or “I got it” are both logical answers.

What type of verb is got?

Get is the present tense form of the verb. Got is the past tense form as well as one of the two alternatives for the past participle. The other alternative for the past participle is gotten, which is generally preferred in the United States.

Is got a transitive verb?

[transitive] get somebody + adv./prep. to hit or wound someone The bullet got him in the neck.

Can we use past tense with got?

Yes it is perfectly correct. Got is classed as an auxiliary verb,that is a helping verb and its tense is used to relate to the time something happened. Here ,got stuck implies an action that happened in the past so got ,the past tense of get is used. They all are correct, it depends on what you are writing.

How do you say got in British English?


Got got.

How do we pronounce got?

Will hold the air there for a quick second in our throat. Gah gah and then we release gah.

How do you say got up?

  1. aroused,
  2. awakened,
  3. awoke.
  4. (also awaked),
  5. bestirred,
  6. stirred,
  7. woke.
  8. (also waked)
  9. How do you say rot in English?

    Road croft.

    How do you say rat in English?

    And to do this touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth rat rat rat he will hear some people say rat.

    How do you pronounce rut?

    Wright rocha brocha roth rocha brocha.

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