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Had come to know? Is that correct grammar/English?

I am in the process of writing a speech about my experiences of being homeless, and I have run into a situation in which my advisor's opinion of the proper grammar/phrasing of a sentence and my own ...
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Ambiguity regarding got/gotten usage (in AmE) [duplicate]

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 ...
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Usage difference between “Have got” and “Have gotten” in AmE [duplicate]

In the following AmE examples: (a) I have contacted them. I haven't got their answer (b) I have contacted them. I haven't gotten their answer My first interpretation would be that in (a) I could ...
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Should I use got or gotten? [duplicate]

Violence has got worst over the years. Or Violence has gotten worst over the years.
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Haven't got or haven't gotten? [duplicate]

Which is correct? I haven't gotten any sleep since Monday I haven't got any sleep since Monday (Are both of these sentences wrong? Should I use "I haven't slept since Monday" instead?) Thank you x
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they would've got away with/would've gotten away with it [duplicate]

Which is right: They would’ve got away with it. They would’ve gotten away with it. I am interested in what we would say in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, not in the United ...
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Is there past tense form of 'got'? [closed]

Is 'gotten' the past tense form of 'got' or is there even a word gotten?
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Steve Jobs’s Stanford speech: this is the closest I've ever **gotten** to a college graduation?

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'...
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“I've gotten better-looking as I get older” When did “gotten” re-enter the BrEng vernacular?

This summer I went to Ireland, to be more precise Dublin. Overall good weather and good fun. Anyway, while I was staying in Dublin I'd buy the local newspaper and one tabloid headline caught my eye. ...
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American English [duplicate]

I notice that Americans use the word 'gotten' when we in Britain just use 'got' - is 'gotten' accepted American English, that is, used and accepted in English examination papers, or is it a type of ...
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Should I use “got” or “gotten” in the following sentence?

I can't figure out whether to use got or gotten in the following sentence: I no longer recognized my own skin, my own feelings, my own thoughts. It was as if the real me had got/gotten lost on ...
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Shouldn't have got or gotten [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between “I have got” and “I have gotten” In this example, my teacher thinks it should be got, but I feel like gotten is better: I shouldn't have got / gotten ...
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Is “I wouldn’t have got left” grammatical?

In American English, is the following sentence grammatical? If I had run faster, I wouldn’t have got left.
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Difference between “I have got” and “I have gotten”

I see these two expressions are used almost identically in different contexts. Is there a difference between I have got and I have gotten?