My friend and I watch the same TV show, but she's on 5th season and i'm on 2nd. so she tells me what's going to happen next, what do i say here "God, i got a long way to catch up " or what, to say that i want to catch up , or be in the same season she is on. Help me please.

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You should probably use "I have a long way to catch up" or at least "I have got a long way to catch up" instead of "I got a long way to catch up".

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  • Disagree. "I got a long way to go" is common usage in spoken English, whereas the other more grammatically correct options are not as commonly spoken in casual conversation.
    – andi
    Mar 4, 2014 at 19:05
  • @andi [citation needed] Mar 4, 2014 at 19:11
  • In fact, here is a citation showing that "I have a long way" is used much more frequently than "I got a long way". Mar 4, 2014 at 19:15
  • your citation refers to WRITTEN English, not spoken English. I would agree that "I have a long way" is much more common in written English.
    – andi
    Mar 4, 2014 at 19:47
  • I think I've got is more common in spoken English, although there are some dialects (e.g. Ebonics) where I got is common.
    – Barmar
    Mar 4, 2014 at 22:36

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