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Elf
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I often hear the phrase 'you got' used at the start of sentences, and always end up changing 'you got' to 'you've got'. I think 'you've' got is grammatically correct. Hearing it often got me wondering if 'you got' is also correct.

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Elf
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I think ”you got” is used for the past and ”you’ve got” for the present.

I stand to be corrected though.

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Elf
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Thank you Temitope. I'll take note of that. :)

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Both are correct. "You got" is simple past and "you've got" is in present perfect tense. Like in this sentence... "You got the answer right", which means that your answer to a question is correct, while it could be "You got the answer in number 1 right, but let us see if you've got all the answers correct. " The 2nd sentence means the checking of the paper is not yet finished, so the action is continuing. 

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Elf
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Rai.S. wrote:

Thank you Temitope. I'll take note of that. :)

You're welcome Rai.:slightly_smiling_face:

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edz.conde wrote:
Both are correct. "You got" is simple past and "you've got" is in present perfect tense. Like in this sentence... "You got the answer right", which means that your answer to a question is correct, while it could be "You got the answer in number 1 right, but let us see if you've got all the answers correct. " The 2nd sentence means the checking of the paper is not yet finished, so the action is continuing.


Got your point Edz. Thanks a bunch!

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Rai.S. wrote:

edz.conde wrote:

Both are correct. "You got" is simple past and "you've got" is in present perfect tense. Like in this sentence... "You got the answer right", which means that your answer to a question is correct, while it could be "You got the answer in number 1 right, but let us see if you've got all the answers correct. " The 2nd sentence means the checking of the paper is not yet finished, so the action is continuing.

Got your point Edz. Thanks a bunch!


You're welcome. :slightly_smiling_face:

Edzky-18

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