Re: USAGE: "gotten" (was: Latin) verb examples and tense meanings
|Date:||Friday, January 21, 2000, 0:55|
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> Subject: Re: USAGE: "gotten" (was: Latin) verb examples and tense
> Definitely. "Have got" is definitely informal.
Really? It's always sounded more formal to me, maybe because "have" seems
more common in simple sentences. Now that I think about it, it's more common
in the first and second persons; "I've got" and "you've got" seem more
marked and artificial to me than "he's got," for instance.