New Reader:Porsche's comments on the English language are normally exceptionally good, but unfortunately I have to agree with you here. HAVE GOT + VERB = have/has to, or must. ", 2 years of wasted time just use it the way you like. :) I'm excited to go to England and pick up more. In British English there is absolutely no difference in meaning between "have" and "have got" (which is why it dictionaries list it under "have"). I have an answer,I have a question is correct. Subject + has + got + objects -> contracted form: 's got. In spoken French it is used instead of the passé simple to talk about the past. Redundant or not, the use of "got" is certainly not incorrect, but I still feel that in a number of contexts it is somewhat inelegant. But what really puzzled me was this somewhat ad hominem statement - 'It's people like you that would tell TS Eliot to change "Let us go then, you and I" to "Let us go then, you and me" which would positively screw up one of the best loved lines in English literature, just because of your preposterous need to cling to the rules in all instances rather than using your ears and your mind and treating rules as the rough guidelines they are.   Report Abuse, first look up the definition of "got", notice it is past tense. Does it make any difference if a try to use it this way?   Report Abuse. As you say, "Got milk?" In some contexts, there is very little difference between "have to" and "must", and your example is a good one. Has she only got an expensive car? It is true that 'I have a question' is correct. Probably, but it really doesn't matter if they are logically equivalent. How many children has he got? Why is it that most foreign learners grasp this quite easily, but some native speakers just can't see the wood for the trees, I wonder? This means that much less weight may be given to "I've got (to)" - "oh many Brits use this instead of 'i have' " ... and move on quickly instead of making a huge fuss about it like before.In the same way harping on about the nuances between "must" and "have to" is fruitless - there are far more useful things to be aware of; a wide word-stock is wont to make for better understanding on both sides in real life, IMHO of course. My list was of Scottish words used in Standard Scottish English, not dialect.   Permalink ", "Got a moment", so I don't think you can really base any semantic assumptions on that. is used in antiquated (older) forms of British English. Jim: "I’m mainly suggesting the words are interchanged so often (by those that don’t seem to know the definitions) that their distinction is lost.". would sound ridiculous because there would be no reference anywhere to a context of acquiring milk and therefore milk is being treated as an attribute and this laconic question could only conceivably be asked to a woman about her own lactation. "I presume I'm the one who's "harping on" .. " - no , nie jest obraził (obrażony). I made a comment that went something like, "I've got all the same color," meaning the cards. I’m mainly suggesting the words are interchanged so often (by those that don’t seem to know the definitions) that their distinction is lost. While both words have more than one meaning, let's compare "to have" meaning "to possess", with "to get", meaning "to receive". i.e. In speech, the contraction is said. Note that 'have got' is used for possession in American English, but that 'gotten' is used for as the past participle for other uses of 'get'. 2 votes Yes, but that’s not a guarantee. @HairyScot - I totally agree with you that 'I've got' has exactly the same meaning as 'I have' (and that's where you'll find it in the dictionary) and that porsche has got it wrong here. Key Difference: The verb ‘have’ commonly refers to “to possess, or own”, while the word ‘got’ is a past tense of ‘get’.’Get’ refers to ‘obtain, posses or go after.” ’Have’ and ‘got’ are two different words that are often confusing due to the similarity in usage and meaning. Porsche's comments are normally worth reading, but I think he is a bit off the mark in this case. OR I've got a red bicycle. Wow! See comment above), but @Jim, please look under 'have got', not 'got', which is something completely different. This of course doesn't negate the fact that we occasionally also use "have got" as the present perfect of "get" - "I've just got myself a new car", and we would probably interpret "I've just got a virus from somewhere" as "I've just contracted a virus" (although I don't follow the logic of why somebody should think that use of the present perfect should mean something is no longer true, as in your example; we never use it like that for anything else). "She's got naturally wavy hair and she's got a friendly disposition." Correct is "I have to go" I have to call.. etc. There are even a few grammatical differences: many BrE speakers (and their media) prefer a plural verb with group nouns like team, government etc, but this seems anathema to many AmE speakers. Thank you!   Permalink @Warsaw Will, you clearly are too obsessed with specialist book definitions and don't pay enough attention to actual use. I don't think anyone disagrees that "I hav" is good and proper. Subject + does + not + have + objects -> contracted form: doesn't have. - 1. Would you suggest we only ever use "huge" because it's shorter than the alternatives? As one linguist has put it, "informal is normal". Use which ever form you like in everyday, informal conversation. is not "ungrammatical" nor is it any less clear than "Have you done your homework? But in speech, or prose that resembles speech, you will probably want have got. This site is a revelation. They also say that this use for possession is mainly in BrE. 'Have' is more common in American English when speaking about possession. @Skeeter Lewis - Here's a thought: use "I've got" etc when you would use other contractions - "I'm", "he's", "they'd" etc, but use "I have" etc when you would normally use uncontracted forms. Last, it's a living, fluid language that we are discussing here (not that it matters; both are correct). Explanation.   Permalink The beauty of language! If yu say "Hav yu got?" I have it definition is - —used to say that one suddenly remembers, understands, or has found something—usually I've got it. Attacking or criticising the person rather than the opinion or position seems to be something that is very much in vogue on internet forums (or fora if you prefer it).I have encountered it on a number of occasions but I must say that it pains me to see instances of it here on PITE.While I may not always agree with WW, I would never dream of insulting him. = I’ve got a brother. or "Did yu get it?". Know the rules so you can manipulate them.   Permalink   Report Abuse. I live in New Zealand but am originally from the UK. What is more important? Well yes, I am relatively sure of myself because I've been teaching English for ten years, and I also checked out my facts fairly carefully before commenting, see references above. My EFL students can handle it easily enough. Both forms can express what we own, but also the relationships we have. I have = j'ai and I have got = j'ai. Obviously, these examples are of subjects that the individual has had in their possetion for a long period of time. One or two points about your examples - "have got" is almost always contracted, and "have" is much less so. "Hav yu gotten the book that yu ordered?" But informal is what we use most of the time. I explained to his teacher that have got is used colloquially to mean possession, but its usual meaning is to acquire. It may convey surprise, indicate interest, or (with a flat or falling intonation) suggest disinterest. Got is the participle in some uses, though, such as where has got to or have got to means must (e.g., “We have got to go to the store.”) and where has got or have got means has or have (e.g., “I have got five sisters.”) In the main varieties of English from outside North America, the past participle of get in all its senses is usually got. In this case you may not have had the answer but after some effort you got it. Really the only difference is that we use "have got" in normal informal spoken language, and "have" in more formal spoken language and in writing. Use it. Dr. Johnson said: 'He has good a good estate' does not always mean that he has acquired, but barely that he possesses it. There vs. Their, Understanding and Using the Simple Present Tense, American English to British English Vocabulary, M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music, B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music. = I have got a sister. For more information on the conjugation of the verb "to get" see http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-english-verb-get.htmlWhen using the present perfect tense the writer is emphsizing the present effect of an action which happened in the past. "I have eaten breakfast already" has implications for the present - ' I don't need to eat breakfast again' or' I'm not hungry.' He also had three yesterday and will probably have a couple more tomorrow. But there are some essential grammar points we have to make about when you can and can't use each construction. I agree with those who find more humor than horror in regional usages of expressions, but it wasn't always that way! "Must" is not exactly equivalent to "have got to" - it conveys more of a sense of urgency or personal obligation, and the negative "mustn't" is certainly not the same as "haven't got to". It's never been unusual for me to use "have got", fully, in speech. The only time it's used in AmE without have being contracted is when one wants to express that the action is critical (e.g. Have gotten has three different possible meanings in American English: have obtained, have become, and have entered. Maybe homographic would be better, maybe not. Why say “I have got” or “I’ve got” when “I have” conveys the exact meaning? 5 votes (notice either way,it is past tense) If you know of a legitimate reference that goes further, let me know. 8 votes @joelackey92 - to back up Thomas Smith, there is absolutely no difference in meaning between "She has brown hair" and "She's got brown hair".   Permalink I'd have thought this one would have petered out by now, 22 months and still going strong! She does not have a dog. I have got a brother. In spoken English 'have got' is simply more natural (as MWDEU says - link below). 19 votes Until then, how you stretch "got" to mean present tense possession is beyond me. I don't speak a particular Scottish dialect, nor with a Scottish accent, but I have used all those words and expressions on occasion. Is there not a redundancy in the use of “got” with “have”? They mean completely different things separately. Actually I think I do know the answer; people think it somehow has something to do with "get" as in "obtain, acquire, buy" etc. Now follow me on this: anything that you currently have, you must have got at some time or another. And nor would I ever use an argument such as 'it's people like you who ...'. 42 votes A wide range of vocabulary is great, but not a lot of good if you don't know how to string the words together. In British English, at least, the 'got' versions are more common in normal speech, where we usually contract, while the 'have' versions are more common in written language where we don't usually contract. It's a matter of horses for courses. However, 'have got', as mentioned before, is also used in American English for possession. HAVE GOT “Have got” a menudo se utiliza en lenguaje coloquial y con frecuencia en la forma corta o abreviada. = We've got a cat. And there is no temporal difference either. They have got a new car. In the French language, for example, the present perfect doesn't exist - rather they use a simple present. He could hav as eathly said, "I got it" meaning that he got it on the way out. (Tomorrow). Interestingly, in Poland, formal English is not the problem, as the use of Polish in business is relatively formal. However there is also the matter of register, date, context, genre, intonation, background culture and which dialect of English we are addressing. Well I have got to go now, I have got to work on a project that I have got. I have a brother. :-)). I have been (eg somewhere for a length of time) = I am. I've to say I would do just what I did at the beginning of this sentence rather than say "I have to say", or "I have got to say". (more formal) They haven’t got a car. But, apparently I’m alone on this side of the fence and the rest of the world is not only ok with “I’ve got” you’re downright in love with its use and mad that I suggest its might incorrect. I think the most that can be said against "have got" is that it's redundant. advertising campaign example shows that got is often used in the context of acquiring. I was playing the card game Uno with some family during a get together. ( I really have to go to work now!).   Permalink That IS NOT colloquial. It helps that "gotten" is still brooked in the US. @WW you're quite right - "don't have to" vs "must not" is vital.I was thinking more of how some of the old (Headway?) That's why you'll find it listed in learner's dictionaries under "have" rather than under "get". @WWYou make a telling point about phrases from local dialect.There is a phrase commonly used in south west and central Scotland which I am sure would be very confusing to anyone from outside that area.To those unfamiliar with it, the phrase "a roll on bacon" would certainly be confusing and would probably conjure up a somewhat strange image.But the locals know exactly what is meant.The phrase itself probably came about as a corruption of "a roll and bacon". In English it is used the same way in the UK and in most other parts of the English-speaking world except that in the USA its use decreases as you move form the east coast to the west. We hate grammatical errors with passion. I would never teach "I have got" aside from being a colloquialism that the learner needs to be aware of. Subject + have + got + objects -> contracted form: 've got. Remember in American English the verb goes 'get got gotten' but in the UK this old form has been dropped and the verb is 'get got got.'. Even in internal company emails it pays to err on the formal side - esp if emailing the boss. @AnwulfJohn could also have said "Yes, I have it", or maybe even "Yes, mum". 2.French does have a tense constructed in the same way as present perfect - passé composé, which has two functions. ", It's interesting that when we really do want to use "have got" as the present perfect of "get", ie, to mean "obtain, acquire, buy" etc", we often add something else, like "just" or "myself", to make the meaning clear. It's complicated tu use HAVE GOT and I don´t know why British grammar try to make our lives difficult. When this is not the case, or when a speaker is being a literalist dick, "Have" refers to possession in the most general sense, "got" is used to focus attention on the specific situation. Included in Swan's examples is one for permanent possession with "have got" - "My mother's got two sisters", and one for temporary possession with "have" - "The Prime Minister has a bad cold". The truth is that not many people contract "I have" to "I've", and it doesn't sound very natural to me. Just as a point of interest: the use of "must" instead of "have to" or "should" is very common in South African English, especially with those who speak both English and Afrikaans.Probably due in some respects to translation from Afrikaans.Phrases like "you must see this" or "you must come visit" are much more common than the "have to" or "should" variety. However, in a test paper in school, you may get a question on any subject. Many languages of Europe 'ave a form using "have+participle"; however, the exact usage is different. "I have a blue car," "I have brown hair," "I have black shoes," or "I have a nice, furry jacket." → We got a problem. Learn the difference between ‘have’ and ‘have got’ with Jonathan. I’ve got a bad cold. It's sort of like "letting your hair down" amongst friends. Have (got) to go definition is - to be required to leave. (American English) Daniel has got two toys. In fact it's my impression that we (in BrE at least) very rarely use the standard verb "get" in the Present perfect, without adding something - "I've just got myself a new car" suggests that you have indeed "obtained, bought, stolen" one, whereas "I've got a new car" simply tell us that you have one. Just leave out the "got". 4.The contracted form is used only for “have got” in the positive form not for “have” alone. i.e. It exists in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, among others, and is used differently in each. It may be wrong, but I definitely feel that stronger than, "I have(or need) to go to bed." At one time you didn't have it, then at some later time, you did. doesn't work, but "Got a car?" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Englishhttp://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/STELLA/LILT/scottishse.htm. And what about 'have got to' and 'have to' - where's the subtle difference there, I wonder? Learn More. I'm an American moving to London next year, so I've been studying the differences between the way Brits and Americans speak (watching Doctor Who and Sherlock help a ton, haha, but also speaking to them online so as not to make a silly mistake and embarrass myself with something they only do on the "telly") and I've noticed this. Proper as it may be, hearing "You've got..." repeatedly during an given Al Roker segment is redolent of a cat sliding down a chalkboard tree. It seems the latest Scottish word to catch on in England is 'minging', (red-lined) which in Scotland originally meant smelling badly, but seems to be taking on a meaning among English young people of 'very bad, unpleasant or ugly'. In Spanish is is often similar to the English but is largely disused outside Spain. - EFL/TESL teacher with 20 years experience in 7 … It was good enough for Jane Austen, Lord Byron and Lewis Carroll after all. In other cases there is a slight distinction: I have a rash versus I have got a rash. He's got a wonderful family and they've got a lovely old house in the country, which his family have had for centuries. The answer to your question is yes and no. ... John often forgets a book and leaves it in the house.   Report Abuse. The simple answer is that 'I have' is more commonly used in written English and 'I've got' is more commonly used in spoken English. Languages are fluent and change. Here is a grammar chart showing the construction of the two forms: 'Have got' is used both British and American English but is more common in British English. Jim (above) says: In case I’m wrong I took your advice and looked up “have got”. milamber, I appreciate and applaud your credentials; however in my 29 years in my own profession one thing I’ve learned is that it’s hard to find someone who knows everything about their profession. - "Hey, I've just got myself a new tablet!". @jayles - re: emails - most internal emails are written in relatively informal language, so contractions and constructions like "have got (to)" are entirely appropriate. We 've got a problem. One cannot hope to cover everything. I imagine that this was the origin of many irregular forms. Here's the entry: http://books.google.com/books?id=2yJusP0vrdgC&lpg=PP1&dq=merriam-websters%20dictionary%20of%20english%20usage&pg=PA498#v=onepage&q=have%20got&f=false. I seriously doubt that the distinction between the meanings of "they're" and "there" is lost, even on the most illiterate writer. It just doesn't work. hahaha unbelievable, I still believe that the "got" is unnecessary since "I have" in itself denotes possession or the need to do something whether or not used with "got".And as I said back in May, I would also take issue with any suggestion as to nuances of tense. He doesn't have any friends in town. In fact, I wonder if American English speakers would hear this as anything other than someone trying to be pretentious. =) Being a Philadelphian, I guess I should have spoken like this... "Yo, I gotta get some wooder from the crick. If I teach somebody Yorkshire dialect, as attractive as it is to me, its not going to get them very far, so of course I teach them Standard English. ‘I have got the answer’ Here ‘have’ is an auxiliary verb and the tense is present perfect.   Permalink The simple answer is that "I have" is more commonly used in written English and "I've got" is more commonly used in spoken English. As tenses go this does not travel well. While I do strive to avoid the use of "I have got" or even "I've got", I must admit that I do occasionally slip up! Do we have any pasta left? Most of the time ‘I have’ is sufficient to show possession of a concrete tangible thing. In fact if your Present perfect theory is correct, how do you explain "have got to" - the Present perfect of "get to"?   Report Abuse.   Permalink If we didn't have Standard English, what would linguists mean when they say that an utterance such as 'I ain't never seen him' or 'He were in t'pub' are non-standard? @Fitty Stim - sorry, but Standard English is an absolutely basic concept in linguistics. This question has been around for a long time. To make questions and negative sentences with have … To red(d) ... not on your list) is to clean up or get ready. SSE has certain pronunciation features (such as rolled Rs) and some distinct vocabulary that wouldn't necessarily be understood in England: bap - soft, floury morning rollburn - brook, streamclype - (verb and noun) - to tell or inform on somebody, the person who does itcrabit - grumpycrowdie - cottage cheesedo the messages - do the shoppingdour - (pronounced do-er) glum, serious - but now pretty well-known outwith Scotlanddreich - dull, overcast, miserablefish / pie supper - fish / pie and chips (fries)guttered - very drunkheavy (a pint of) - vaguely equivalent to a pint of bitter (traditional dark ale) in Englandloch - lakeoutwith - not part of, outsidepeely-wally - pale, off-colourpinkie - little fingertatties - potatoeswee - smallwheesht! ( Does she only have an expensive car?/She only has an expensive car.). This thread is about "have got". Fore example, and American teacher may ask 'Did you do your homework?" Apart from the fact that it's not very polite, how could I possibly know? It's no more complicated than that. Here is a guide the two forms. It's not like I was writing a masters thesis or something. Which is one of many reasons I don't go for the redundancy argument. In English there are often many ways of expressing the same concept; I think that's a good thing. But your example "I got a new hat" is not the same as "I've got a new hat". @Thomas Smith - I teach foreign students and have never come across "Enjoy English", but I can assure you that all the major British course books still teach both forms. I've always just used "have got" when I've wanted to emphasize something. If we include dialect words that non-dialect-speakers like myself understand, we can add hundreds of others, for example: lum - chimney - Lang may your lum reekreek - smoke (Edinburgh was known as Auld Reekie, just like London was 'the Big Smoke')it's a sair fecht - (approximately) it's a hard life. Informal often sounds more natural and friendly and less stuffy; informal = normal. For example: I have/got to go. "I got paid yesterday" = "I was paid yesterday". It is a present tense, about the present. is a laconic advertising slogan, no doubt a deliberate play on words, combining the meanings of "Do you have any milk?" Scyllacat:"But in speech, it's ordinary, common idiom, nothing to worry about. Many of my students communicate with British colleagues (or Germans who speak English very well), and they have to be aware of these things if they are to understand them. @Skeeter Lewis - What is a plain man to think? ", which could be one reason why "Have milk?" Trust what occurs in specific instances, not what general rules say. I still believe that the "got" is unnecessary since "I have" in itself denotes possession or the need to do something whether or not used with "got".And as I said back in May, I would also take issue with any suggestion as to nuances of tense. Ah, the two types of responders on comments boards: the curious arguer and the heroic, mensch who comes to save the day with "common sense' folksy wisdom! But I think this only happens occasionally. ... Yea, I'v got it." Note: Sometimes the irregular form 'Have you a car/house/etc.' There is no standard "American" English anymore than there is a standard "British" English. Students of English will eventually both 'have' and 'have got' to express possession. See, it really isn't a figment of my imagination. - "Mrs Thatcher got her degree in chemistry in 1947. So focussing entirely on the words is by no means the whole story, although in teaching English one must start somewhere. A pesar del nivel que puedas tener, seguro que alguna vez te has encontrado con algún problema al usar construcciones que usan estos verbos. (Notice past, future and perfect forms all use simple 'have') This usage for possession is probably more common in the UK than simple 'have'. In written stuff, it's redundant, somewhat informal, etc., and probably not recommended usage. @Kernel Sanders - I'm afraid I have to disagree with you about these nuanced differences. @Tom - I bet that's not a British course book publisher. I presume I'm the one who's "harping on" about the difference between "must" and "have to", so here's one reason why (redundancy be damned): I teach in companies in Poland, and the main Polish verb of obligation is "musieć", which I think you'll agree looks rather like "must", only "nie musieć" doesn't mean "mustn't" but "don't have to". "Got" is temporally shorter than "have". So: I have got = I got something in the past so I have it now. Take spelling for example: British and Americans may differ, but in each we all follow our own system. "No." But without the use of "just" or other words to reinforce that we mean "get", we would normally simply take it to mean possession, as in "I've got a cold". I have/ I’ve got a cold. "I've got", on the other hand, does. "Yes"…. The contracted form is used for 'have got'Example. Thank you all! And secondly, as most of my comments on this forum show, I am forever defending actual usage as being more important than formal rules, and I never tell others what to say, and certainly not a poet. Exactly the same applies to 'have got to' and 'have to'. Difference Between HAVE & HAVE GOT. by Anonymous: reply 34: 12/23/2009 got is past tense of the verb to get got(BE)gotten(AE)is the past participle,so you can say'I have got/gotten a question or I have a question,but not I got a question. They have got a swimming pool.= They've gota swimming pool. Oddly, until now, I'd assumed it was Southern, cuz that's where I stay. They have/have got a problem. Both forms can be used to express ideas such as possession and relationships. - she didn't acquire these, recently or otherwise; they are in her genes. Maybe Dyske can incorporate smilies when he has a spare weekend. 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