I'm watching Steve Jobs’s speech at Stanford: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

There is a sentence I'm not clear, which of following is correct?

and this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation

and this is the closest I've ever got to a college graduation

PS: Although the text on that page is the first one, but to my ears, it sounds like the second one. Which one is it to your ear?

  • What he says is clearly gotten, although he says it with an American accent, replacing the 't' with a glottal stop, and not emphasizing the 'n' very much. – Peter Shor Nov 18 '14 at 15:40

Either one is correct. The British tend to say 'got' where North Americans sometimes say 'gotten'.

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