My student asked me the following question today.
"I've noticed that more people use past tense for where we should use perfect past tense Is that right? e.g. I've got, I've learned"
I asked "Ah, you mean why people don't say "I have gotten" or "I have learnt" instead?" and he replied with "Yeah, but some people still use perfect past tense. I wanted to know why".
I'm thinking of replying with "As for "get", both "gotten" and "got" are perfect past tense in the following sentences: "I have got" and "I have gotten" This mainly comes down to the difference between British and American English. "
Would this be correct or am I misunderstanding the grammar here?