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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which sentence is correct?

Which sentence is correct?

Which sentence is correct? (American English, informal)

Which sentence is correct?

Which sentence is correct?

Which sentence is correct? (slang)

"You've gotta fight."
What does this mean?

"She'd gotten 90% on her quiz and she still wasn't happy."
What does this mean?

Which sentence is correct?

Which sentence is correct? (slang for obligation)


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208 Comments on “3 ways to use ‘HAVE GOT’ in English”


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Very good lesson!

JESUS bless you!

thanks Alex> :D

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Congratulations! You are the first to write comment.
    Muah muah

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

      This lesson is one of the example of good methods for english study

      Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

    Yep!!! I agree with you Tiagoamericoo. This video lesson was great!!!

    Dear Alex,

    Thanks for sharing this information with us. It is important to be quite familiar with colloquial English -but above all, know where and how to use it- because that’s the way people really talk, even in formal settings it is used.

    It can’t be denied that most English course focus mostly on formal language neglecting slang because it is not considered acceptable.
    However, it is what most English students need to learn in order to interact with native English speakers when studying abroad/overseas.

    Many thanks for this useful video-lesson Alex.

    Happy Eastern!!!

    My best regards

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

UHUUHH,

I was the First to comment this time>

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Congratulation! You are the first to write comment.
    Muah muah

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

      thanks friend!

      wow, you speak many lanquages!
      I study Spanish and English>
      I think would be nice if engVid had lessons of other languages as well…
      bye-bye>

      JESUS loves you!!!

      Tuesday, April 15th 2014

nice video, tnx a lot

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Tanks

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

100 i am intelligent :)

Monday, April 14th 2014

    wao! you are the only one here so far who got 10 out 0f 10 .

    Monday, April 14th 2014

    your are very good, congrats.

    Monday, April 14th 2014

    Yep!!!! We’re quite sure about it, Reham.

    Your score speaks for itself.

    Congratulations!!!

    Regards

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Congrats, Reham Abdelrazek!

    Friday, May 16th 2014

    Hey reham. congratulate!! Will u add me on Skype at soyadina25. .its really great if I can practice English with u.

    Thursday, November 6th 2014

    great reham, don’t stop

    Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Good lesson!
Tanks a lot.

Monday, April 14th 2014

9/10
I must have got 10/10 nothing less, that’s all!…..

Monday, April 14th 2014

7 out of 10 without attending this lecture ( the video wasnt getting open so I just answer without attending lecture, teacher is that okay ? )

Monday, April 14th 2014

Guys, is there any difference between:

“I’ve gotta go” vs “I gotta go” ????

Thx for answer

Monday, April 14th 2014

Hi Alex, thanks for this lesson!

However,I beg to differ when you say “gotten” is the Bre form of the past participle of “get”.

Isn’t it exactly the opposite ?

I’ve been living in England for 8 months and have never heard anyone saying “gotten”, whereas you can hear it a lot in many American series…

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Yeah, I think he was supposed to say that “gotten” is American form not the other way. haha I thought it was just me that was aware of it.

    Saturday, February 28th 2015

Pozdrowienia z Polski!

You gotta greet Poland too ;)

Monday, April 14th 2014

Very useful,thank you!

Monday, April 14th 2014

I’ve got only 80%, I gotta practice more!

Monday, April 14th 2014

I had gotten 70%.
nice lesson.

Monday, April 14th 2014

I’m a little confused..you said that there is no negative form for “have got” but I’ve found some in my english books and is something like this:

“Even in negative sentences, the short form, reinforced by got, is the most common.

I haven’t got enough money.
Jo hasn’t got any brothers or sisrtes. She’s an only child.”

Can you please explain that to me?

Monday, April 14th 2014

    You must not use negative sentence when it’s about obligation, not possession.
    I hope that helps…

    Friday, May 16th 2014

Alex, Thanks for your clear explanation. I’ve got it. I got 9 correct.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks Alex, I gotta study more!

Monday, April 14th 2014

Hi Alex,
another great explanation, I’ve just gotten a perfect score 100% and I’m happy. Thanks for teaching:-)
I have question, I often read some people say “I’m done” is it correct?, or it needs to put ‘have’ “I have done” it’s really confusing me.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thank you sir..I’ve got 100%:)

Monday, April 14th 2014

Hi Alex,
another great explanation, I’ve just gotten a perfect score 100% and I’m happy. Thanks for teaching:-)
I have question, I often read some people say “I’m done” is it correct?, or it needs to put ‘have’ “I have done” it’s really confusing me.

Monday, April 14th 2014

how can my comment not be approved by engvid?

Monday, April 14th 2014

    It just happens sometimes! It goes into moderation and I have to approve it manually.

    Thursday, April 17th 2014

I have got 10!

Monday, April 14th 2014

You got 8 correct out of 10.
:)

Thanx! :)

Monday, April 14th 2014

I’ve got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you, Alex :)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

thanks Alex,
another great explanation. I’ve just gotten a perfect score 100% :-) thanks alex
I have question, I often read some people say ‘I’m done’ is it correct, or it needs to be “I’ve done”? i’m confused.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks Alex,
another great explanation. I’ve just gotten a perfect score 100%, thanks :-)
I have question: i often read this to some people say “I’m done”? is it correct? or it should be “I’ve done” as present perfect. It confuses me.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Kulet_1010,either statement is correct depending on the context. ‘I have done’ would require an object (done what?) and ‘I am done’ may signify that one was finished with a task, for instance. ‘I’m done’ indicates the conclusion of an activity: homework,chores, mission etc.

    Friday, May 16th 2014

      Then, in case you choose I have done, it’s important to add the object. And about I’m done, it’s not necessary to add the object, and it means ‘I finished it’.

      Friday, May 16th 2014

        thanks a lot :)

        Friday, May 23rd 2014

          You’re welcome, always!

          Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Compare between British English and American English, put me in impasse situation.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

thank you, Alex. I have got to get 10 out of 10 but I have got 9 out of 10

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    oh. I had got 9 out of 10. I wrote wrong :(

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

      I had got 10 correct out of 10..hehe

      Friday, May 9th 2014

I’ve got 10 out of 10:)Thank you very much!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

i’m not allowed to comment

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    It looks like you are…

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Why?

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

      something wrong, but it’s ok now.

      Tuesday, April 15th 2014

i got 80% but i am still confuse

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Hi Adhidari,

    It is important to express your doubts so that EngVid teachers/users can help you out. Don’t hesitate, please do so.

    There’s a saying in English that goes like this “Speak now or forever hold your peace”.

    Have a great week!!!

    Regards

    Thursday, April 17th 2014

SO FAR SO GOOD

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

“Gotten is probably the most distinctive of all the AmE/BrE grammatical
differences, but British people who try to use it often get it wrong.
It is not simply an alternative for have got. Gotten is used in such
contexts as
They’ve gotten a new boat. (= obtain)
They’ve gotten interested. (= become)
He’s gotten off the chair. (= moved)
But it is not used in the sense of possession (= have). AmE does not
allow
*I’ve gotten the answer.
or *I’ve gotten plenty.
but uses I’ve got as in informal BrE. The availability of gotten
does however mean that AmE can make such distinctions as the following:
They’ve got to leave (they must leave) vs
They’ve gotten to leave (they’ve managed to leave).”

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I´ve gotta tell you are excellent teacher.
Thank you.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

got it… more or less, and thanks a lot

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Guys, is there any difference between:
“I’ve gotta go” vs “I gotta go” ????
Thx for answer

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Useful lesson as always.
Thank you Teacher Alex.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I have got 7 of 9 ;)
Thanks Alex :)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Alex,
thanks a lot for your very useful video.
take care

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Dear Alex
why do you subtitle your lesson ? That is not a good way to perfect my English !
Your accent is perfect I don’t need to read what you say. Kind regards

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks you very much, Alex.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

thanks alot

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Yey! I got 10 out of 10!
Now i know more clearly about this ways to use “have got” ^___^*
Thank you so much for this lesson, Sir Alex! :D

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

8\10 Thanks Teacher Alex .God bless you

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I want to inprove my englishe every day, so it is a god way!!!!!!!thanks.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Clear and special lesson! Thanks Alex :)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Alex,thanks for the video

Can you please do a video (lesson) about phrasal verbs we use at gym or on workouts like pull up ,push up ….

Thanks forward (y)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hey Alex! That’s a really good job, thanks a lot!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

4. Which sentence is correct?
I’ve gotta million reasons.
+I’ve got a million reasons.
Alex,why there used an article a with plural noun?Isn’t it wrong?

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Hi Drogba, I think it is because of the expression of quantity that is before the “plural noun” reasonS.

    You say “a, one, two, several, etc. million without a final “s” on “million”:

    My laptop must be worth a million pounds/dollars/pesos, etc.

    Hope this may help.

    Regards

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Dear Alex,

Thanks for sharing this information with us. It is important to be quite familiar with colloquial English -but above all, know where and how to use it- because that’s the way people really talk, even in formal settings it is used.

It can’t be denied that most English course focus mostly on formal language neglecting slang because it is not considered acceptable.
However, it is what most English students need to learn in order to interact with native English speakers when studying abroad/overseas.

Many thanks for this useful video-lesson Alex.

Happy Eastern!!!

My best regards

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks Alex, I’d got 80%. It so confusing because of the pass form, but I’ve got to practice.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks Alex,
another great explanation. I’ve just gotten a perfect score 100%, thanks :-)
I have question: i often read this to some people say “I’m done”? is it correct? or it should be “I’ve done” as present perfect. It confuses me.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Then, in case you choose I have done, it’s important to add the object. And about I’m done, it’s not necessary to add the object, and it means ‘I finished it’.

    Friday, May 16th 2014

(whew)… I couldn’t be able to comment yesterday. thanks it’s OK now.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

the best lesson

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I’ve got 100~!!! Thank you for your very helpful video~!! And i watch your viedo every day~~!! I really like your pronounciation and teaching!! What a great teacher he is!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    yes, I agree. I also like to watch Alex video because his pronunciation is easy to hear and the way he teach. It was very clear.

    Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Thanks Alex for this useful lesson. I didn’t know about the gramma of “have got” and often made mistake.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Though simple on the first sight, this topic was confusing for me especially when listening English. Thank you Alex!

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Alex, I got 100%. I am learning a lot. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

I’ve got 10 out of 10. Thank you Alex!!

Thursday, April 17th 2014

I think everybody here has got a full mark,, Thanks Alex you always make it easy : )

Thursday, April 17th 2014

    Well, well, well, . . . as far as I can see I’m the exception that proves the rule, no doubt about it.

    Thursday, April 17th 2014

I’ve got 100% on my test! but I’ve got to study more hard ^.^? Thank you Alex!!!

Thursday, April 17th 2014

I’ve got everything as longas you are here thanks again andagain

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Very useful. Thanks a lot

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Can I replace I´VE GOT SEE… by I MUST SEE THAT MOVIE?

Friday, April 18th 2014

    As far as I know, both express the same idea; so you can use either of them.

    Saturday, April 19th 2014

      Regino, you are right, but: I’ve got to see…

      Monday, April 21st 2014

        How about the next one. I gotta watch that movie.

        Friday, November 7th 2014

90% on my quiz!!
Very useful this lesson!!!

Friday, April 18th 2014

I think Alex has the best natural accent on this site or at least it appears really natural and simple to me.

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Thank you. I got it >..<

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Question:
“She received 90% on the quiz”
Why not “had received”?
because it said “She’d gotten 90% on her …”

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Dear Alex, great Job,thanks.

Sunday, April 20th 2014

thank you , i’ve got 9/10

Monday, April 21st 2014

thanks i had got 9 out of 10

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

still not very clear to me.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

video?where?i didn`t find it who can tell me where have videos? thanks

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

    Our videos are all hosted on Youtube, which is blocked in China. You’ll have to use a proxy or VPN.

    Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

      thank you very much!

      Thursday, April 24th 2014

Thanks Alex. I’ve got 10 out of 10. By the way, just a short question, what about using NEED instead of HAVE (GOT) TO? Is that interchangeable?

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

It’s easy quiz i think after i success in it
i had 9/10 but i need talk with people (use it or lose it)

Thursday, April 24th 2014

Yes I got 100%, I’ve recommended this Site, All Useful Lessons.

Thursday, April 24th 2014

i received 90% from quiz :) really thanks

Friday, April 25th 2014

thanks a loot for this helpful lessons ; you really benefit us by this lessons ; wish you all the best in your life :)

Friday, April 25th 2014

Thank you.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

whooo,, thanks for this exercise…
i got perfect…without the discussion..
but i listened to the discussion after i took the quiz….i just want to see how far i have learned with out a discussion..

thanX sir.. :) GodSpeed.. :)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you!

Saturday, April 26th 2014

I got 9 out of 10

Monday, April 28th 2014

nice lesson, I got 100 woohoo

Monday, April 28th 2014

Hi Alex thanks a lot.
take care

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Hi, everybody! If someone wants to practice your speaking on skype, that’s mine: viniciusdos23
Thank you!!!

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

    Im also looking fo someone to practice my English. Unfortunately I like to practice with any other female. Its gonna be cool practicing English n talking about female stuffs…skype soyadina25

    Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Hi, Alex! Thank you very much! Your lessons have been very useful to me, I’ve learnt a lot! You’re awesome!!!

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Hi alex :)
You said in this video gotta use for negetive sentences. For example, u dont gotta,he or she doesn’t gotta,and u asked us about “gotta” in number 5 and 10, but ur sentences are positive,could you please explain it more?!

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

Thanks only 50%.

Thursday, May 1st 2014

    Hi Abdul ! Me too … (only 50 from 100%. (

    Saturday, July 2nd 2016

I’m a little complicated but thank you!

Sunday, May 4th 2014

I had gotten 80/100, but it’s not so bad !!
thanks for this lesson !!

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

i had problems in using have got .

Friday, May 9th 2014

Thank for your good lecture.

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Can you please answer the following if you may:
1. What means ‘Where them girlz at?’ – english slang
2. Why my african friend said ‘ Weren’t I at your house?’ … i used to know that you say ‘Wasn’t I’
3. Explain me the three forms of fucture in English…i didn’t take them.

Thanks

Monday, May 12th 2014

Thanks Alex. very clear.. :)

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

hey, it is a very nice way to check.

Friday, May 16th 2014

thanks a lot…

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Exelent lesson!! :)

Thursday, May 29th 2014

9/10 I like the way you teach! Thanks, Alex.

Thursday, May 29th 2014

thanks a lot )

Friday, May 30th 2014

ten of ten, loud of laugh :)

Sunday, June 1st 2014

Very interesting and useful.
Regards from Poland.

Monday, June 2nd 2014

You’re a great teacher.

Friday, June 6th 2014

Thanks ..

Friday, June 13th 2014

Hi teacher Alex . I’d like to ask you about gotta for example : I have gotta go = I have got to go . I gotta go = I got to go . Are tow examples correct?

Saturday, June 14th 2014

I got 90% . Thnx alex

Monday, June 16th 2014

I got 9 of 10. Thanks Alex for your great job =)

Friday, June 20th 2014

thanks!!!

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

This’s a good reason.
ํYou can explain it very well !!.

Monday, June 23rd 2014

you explained it really well. thanks so much

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

I’ve got 100! :)) Thank you for this lesson Alex.

Monday, June 30th 2014

Alex, you know this job :D also 100 :D

Friday, July 4th 2014

Hi Alex,
At min. 4:39 you said that “(had) got” is AmE while “(had) gotten” is typical of BrE. As far as I know it’s just the opposite. Do you agree? Plus, in BrE the word “mark” would be used instead of “grade”, although both are fine, of course. Thanks in advance for your reply!

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

    I think you’re right. In BrE: get, got, got. In AmE: get, got, GOTTEN.
    A British speaker wouldn’t say ‘gotten’ .

    Wednesday, July 16th 2014

    I agree. Alex, I think you were wrong. You have got to clarify.
    Thanks, a very important lesson.

    Saturday, June 20th 2015

I have got 100 percent correct… <3 :)

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Thank you very much.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

One question: ¿there isn’t the “I haven’t got” form likes a negative of “have got” form? thanks anybody to answer

Thursday, August 7th 2014

    Hi angie. I think you mean whether ((haven’t got ))is the negative form of (( have got )) or not. if you mean this , the answer is yes. bye.

    Monday, December 28th 2015

Thanks teacher.

Sunday, August 17th 2014

thanks teacher!

Monday, August 25th 2014

I get 80 :) really nice. I love it

Thursday, August 28th 2014

i got 80

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

So nice!

Sunday, September 7th 2014

thanks alex

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Thank you all of you teachers I often get 100%

Friday, September 12th 2014

very good I love engvid.com

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

Very good class! Thank you!

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Thanks Alex !

Thursday, October 9th 2014

I got 100 WUUJUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 13th 2014

I’ve got 100%! Thank you Alex!

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

I’ve got a high grade! Thank you for understandable teaching!

Monday, November 10th 2014

Thanks alex .. I had got a good score on the quiz .

Saturday, November 29th 2014

Thanks for the lesson!

Monday, December 15th 2014

Hello Sir! Very nice to be part of your world ’cause I really love your teaching and the way you speak English very gorgeous!!! But I’ve got one to ask ”Gotten” is American or British ’cause I heard on the video while you were giving example about Present Perfet you said that ”Have/Has Gotten” are used in British but peolple often say that ”Gotten” is only American. Am I wrong? Just I wanna know more. I love you sir. Thanks

Monday, December 22nd 2014

I got 90 for my Quize,and I don’t understant last one. Please tell me why,thanks!

Monday, December 29th 2014

Thank you Alex.

Thursday, January 15th 2015

Alex, I have heard the following?

“I have got a car” and the teacher said that this

is Present Perfect.

Is it true? I’ve never heard neither read this
in any of the classes I have already attended

I’d like you to explain this to me.

Please, please, please, professor!

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Hi Alex. Thanks a lot for the lesson. I’ve got 10 on test. But i have a confusion. In the video lesson you said that we can use( as slang) ” You don’t gotta do that!” That is negative. May i use ”You gotta do that!” as positive. Which i found in the test.
I will be very grateful if You please let me know.
Thanking You in advance.

Monday, February 2nd 2015

10 over 10 here and I’m happy about it! I’ve got to go now. Bye and thanks Sir Alex for this lesson! :)

Friday, February 6th 2015

Oh, Dear Alex

This is one of the most organized lessons I’ve ever seen.
I’d been confused with meaning related to “Have Got” but this time I realized the exact meanings of that.
I really appreciate for your teaching.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

I have got 100%! This is a great success for me. Thank you for the lesson.

Monday, February 16th 2015

I have got bad marks. It was not easy for me

Sunday, March 1st 2015

May be biz I am tired and sleepy.

Sunday, March 1st 2015

thanks … i had got useful information by for now i gotta go :)

Monday, March 23rd 2015

I’ve got it 100% right! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Thank you my teacher!
I got 80% and I am happy.

Friday, April 17th 2015

Thank you Alex for your lesson.

Thursday, April 30th 2015

I’ve got 7 out of 10.It’s not enough. I hope to get 10 out 0f 10 next time

Monday, June 1st 2015

thank you

Monday, June 1st 2015

thank you so much Alex. You guys are going a commendable work. I want to ask you something.
which one is correct in the following sentences.
i have gotta go. OR i gotta go.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

    sorry i messed up. no offence =D. i meant ‘you guys are doing a commendable job’

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

People from UK say “gotten” is used in America. That’s not what it is said in the video. ???

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Tip for Alex, I think you have got to redo this lesson, there is a big mistake(got- gotten), maybe you should explain more about negative and interrogative forms. Anyway, thanks Alex, you are a very good teacher.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

thank you Alex!!

Thursday, October 1st 2015

good as usual ! thank you very much.

Monday, December 28th 2015

Hi Mr. Alex .I wanted to know if our own answers to our frinds’ questions are checked before or not. I will be grateful if you answer.

Monday, December 28th 2015

    Friends”

    Tuesday, December 29th 2015

owesome!!!

Sunday, February 7th 2016

Many thanks!

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Got 8 out 10 for this one… thanks alex…

Friday, February 19th 2016

I’ve got it

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

I didn’t understand so well the sentence “I’ve got a black eye before”. Is this mean I fought against someone before and I got a black eye??? Alex, can you clarify this better?

Sunday, March 27th 2016

thanks Alex. it really useful

Thursday, April 14th 2016

I’ve got to subscribe this channal! I’ll have got a great pleasure.
Thanks.

Monday, April 18th 2016

    Yes this channal one of the Best in the World !!!

    Saturday, July 2nd 2016

I’ve got a million reasons. Is this sentence correct?
I’ve got million reasons. “a” should be deleted.

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Hi,
thank you Alex for this lesson; but i want to ask you about something
which is the correct past participl of get is it got or gotten

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

nice lesson , thanks )

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

    I don’t think so.

    Saturday, July 2nd 2016

I had got 9 out of 10. LOL

Monday, May 30th 2016

Great sir. Thanks

Monday, June 20th 2016

Hi Alex ! I think this lesson isn’t very good becouse of few explanations. So, I’m sorry, but I didn’t like it.

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

Very useful,thank you!

Saturday, September 3rd 2016
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