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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?
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“have” vs.“have got” in American and British English

I have looked through several questions and answers on EL&U, and often there is an indication that American English prefers "have" while British English prefers "have got". In addition, there are ...
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Answering “Have you got” questions with “I do”

For the question "Have you got any ice cream?" which is correct: Yes I do Yes I have or inversely No I don't No I haven't got any
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When to use “have” and “have got”

When do I use have and have got? Are "I have the answer" and "I've got the answer" both correct?
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Meaning of “I have got…”

I don't clearly understand the meaning of "I have got __" in sentences like the following one: I have got to get. Is it a sentence using the past tense, or the present? What does it mean?
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“Have got” — verb form and tense

In the following sentence, what is the main verb and in what tense does it occur? I have got a car. There are two possible explanations that I can think of: get as the main verb in the present ...
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When can “have” be used without “got”?

I read this article and now I'm confused when got can be omitted when using have. Could this be explained in plain English without technical terms? Is there a different usage in past tense?
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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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Are “should've”, “could've”, etc. valid short forms of “should have” and “could have”?

This is interesting - if I write "should've" (for "should have"), my spell checker underlines the word. Same happens if I do "could've" (for "could have"). I use these forms but I'm starting to ...
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Can one answer “Have you got…?” with “Yes, I've got.”?

As an American in Europe I often get questions about the British "have got" which is hard for me to answer since I have little feeling for what is correct. E.g. someone today asked me: If someone ...
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“I have got a Playstation” versus “I have got Playstation”

Is it possible to avoid using the article in the following sentence: I have got a Playstation.
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“I haven't got” vs. “I don't have” [duplicate]

Which is the correct way of saying this in English? I haven't got any money. I don't have any money. If both are correct, which is the difference between them?
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Why does the verb 'have' require 'do' or 'got' and cannot be used alone?

When I began to study English, about 50 years ago, I was taught to ask, for instance, 'Have you a car?' and, if the answer was negative, to answer 'I have not a car.' However, when I came back to ...
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“Have got” used with “since”

Is it correct to say: I have got a bank account since I was 18? I think that it is wrong because since implies something that has happened in the past and is still happening, while got is ...
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Grammaticality of “have we gotta have”

I've read a sentence that sounded a bit strange, and one that could be wrong: In his book All Our To-morrows (1942), Douglas Reed says: "Say, have we gotta have any coupons for chicken or rabbits?" ...
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Why do I never hear people say “I get to go now”?

This word got has been confusing me for a long time. Is it against the rules of English grammar, because got is the past tense of get? Why do I never hear people say it this way: I get to go now.
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Is this phrase past tense or present tense? [duplicate]

The following phrase I ain't got no money Is it meant to be used for a past action (I didn't get no money) or is it used to mean (I don't get no money right now)? What confuses me is the usage ...
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Understanding “Couldn't have got”

Here are two sentences: Sarah hasn't contacted me. She couldn't have got my message. What is the correct meaning of the above? Since Sarah hasn't contacted me, there's a possibility she missed ...
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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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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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“Have got” in BrE [duplicate]

I'm confused, is "have got" a verb? Because when I've searched it in a dictionary, it said "have got" was an equivalent of "have", the form is like the "Present Perfect Tense", and it is the ...
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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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I am confused to use have got in the sentence: “so you have got here at last!” [closed]

This phrase from "The Hobbit". "So you have got here at last!" That was what he was going to say Gandalf this time. But it was not Gandalf.
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'Seems to have got'

Is there anything odd about the following sentence? 'It seems to have got colder.' I am not a native English speaker. I came across this sentence in a book (Orwell's 1984) recently and am not able ...
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How do you distinguish “have got” from “got” as the past tense of “get” in “I got my car back”?

When someone says "I got my car back" in an informal setting, does it mean (1) or (2)? I have got my car back. (Where "have" can be dropped in spoken English.) I got my car back. (As the past tense ...
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Using 'got' to mean 'have' [duplicate]

I'm used to hearing expressions like 'I got no money' or 'I got a lot of work to do', in which 'got' is used with the same meaning as 'have'. My British friends, however, always put strange faces when ...
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“Have got” and “Have” [duplicate]

Why exist "have got" if exist "have", while both this grammar constructions in most cases means the same thing. If I don't right, in what case we need use "have got" instead "have".
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Is it right to use “have” in this sentence? [closed]

I was wondering if it's right to say "This is the first car I have ever purchased since I have gotten my driving license". My question is regarding both of the "I have" usages. Also, when do I need ...
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Can I use 'have you got' and a passive verb? [closed]

For example, can I say: Have you got checked the fuses by electrician?
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Have and have got

native BrE speaker ! I am confused to use have and have got in the sentence. Do you (BrE speaker) use both "have got" and "have" in writing and speaking ? ex. A. I have a / I have to. B. I don't ...
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I have just had breakfast. OR I just have had breakfast.? [closed]

Which among the two sentences is correct. Help me out please, and what's the difference? I have just had breakfast. I just have had breakfast.
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Have to and Have got to [duplicate]

Do the Britons (British people) say both? And, I've found it from the book that said: "Have got to" is more informal than "have to", so do Britons say this: I have to get a great score than last ...
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What is more grammatically correct? [duplicate]

I can never understand why some people always got something negative to say. or I can never understand why some people always have something negative to say.
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why we use have with I ? according to rule have use with plural [closed]

why we use have with I. according to rule have use with plural.