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I don't think I've ever used gotten but can YOU?
It's not simply an alternative to 'have got' though.
it's acceptable, albeit informal, in the UK. It's not acceptable in the US.
Luckily I've never lived in either, so I've gotten away with saying gotten as much as I like.
It's for Americans only. (And even they sound silly saying it)
(I'm sureone will point out that it's actually the correct old English way, which is why the Americans have it, but I don't care. It's just not right.)
Gotten isn't exclusively American English. It's just usually misused in British English.
It just not in common usage here and so doesn't sound right.
Not because it's archaic or American. This is probably the best explanation a quick Google brings up.
But even when used correctly, it still doesn't sound right, and to me at least that's because it's not familiar to our ears, it just sounds foreign. (The OED classifies it as rare.)
another source suggests that it stopped being used in the UK 3 centuries ago. Does it appear in Fowler's, for instance?
1894 W. E. Gladstone tr. Horace Odes 36 On gotten goods to live Contented.
(and the earliest, 1380)
c1380 Wyclif Sel. Wks. III. 302 Sathanas?to whom þei maken sacrifice and omage for þis falsly geten lordischip.
You haven't got it. Or you don't have it.
Also, if someone says 'Do you have x / Have you got x' the answer is 'no I haven't', not 'no I don't'.
Apparently. That's according to my Mum, anyway. She always corrects my brother on that one. But writing it out, I'm not so sure about it.
Just as long as the second one is followed by 'have' and not 'got'.
Pretense of a sentence.
We don't got Wikipedia. I text my mate and axed him though.
It sounds better to me. But I don't use it because I know that would make me scum.
"Where abouts do you sit?" or "Where abouts are you sitting?" alternatively "How do you spell that?" or "How are you spelling that?"
Pretty sure its the former but the latter is spreading like syphillis in my work place
like I have to correct the person saying it. Though I have heard it being used in the following way:
"They really had gotten along well"
Got, gotten, I probably wouldn't even notice which one you used.
but each to their own.
Though maybe also perhaps a bit more certain. "Missing assumed dead" sounds like the police have done a much more amateurish job.
e.g. in past experience, and so when one presumes one is doing so more or less consciously.
Assumptions are the unrecognised or unconscious — hence potentially flawed — grounds to arguments.
^this distinction is debatable, though
In the same way that forgot and forgotten do.
Got is the past tense of get. Gotten (in the US) can be the past participle of get. Got (in the UK) is the past participle of get.
The distinction between forgot and forgotten holds equally for both BrE and AmE.