Have Got

Is it wrong to say "have got" instead of "have gotten" or just "have"? The answer is complicated, but not difficult: When using a past participle, "gotten" is preferred but "got" is acceptable, too. When using "have got" in place of just "got," as in I have got a lot of work to do," just think of it as an alternative to "have": I have a lot of work to do. Here's the full story.

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