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I am aware of the way to use got/gotten in BrE vs AmE. I have come across a phrase which, to my eyes at least, seems one where both can be used (we're talking about AmE now).
He opened his drawer and removed two items. He then came closer and showed me what he'd gotten
Now, following the rule stating that gotten is used when indicating that the subject had acquired/obtained something, the phrase above is obviously correct. But, I was thinking, since we are talking about two items that (in the context) actually belonged to that person (as in, they were in his drawer), would not the form showed me what he'd got also be acceptable?
Note: This question has been marked as a duplicate. It's not, I understand the differences mentioned in the other article. I'm asking about ambiguity - i.e. cases (such as this particular example) where both as possible. Let me try to rephrase the question:
Is it possible to make a subtle difference in meaning as follows?
1) He showed me what he'd got (he showed me the items he had in his drawer)
2) He showed me what he'd gotten (he showed me the items he obtained from his drawer)