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Pluperfect: Use of gotten

JohnC1Kwiziq community member

Pluperfect: Use of gotten

Je m'étais trompé de date cette fois-là.I'd gotten the date wrong that time.
Why in the above translation has the word 'gotten' been used? Although acceptable in USA + Canada, it is regarded as bad grammar in the UK? I had got....... ought to be the translation.



Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thank you for pointing this out John, we have changed 'gotten' to 'got' as Kwiziq is a British company, and our American friends I am sure will understand.

Take a look at this entry from 'Grammarly' on the use of both words -

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/got-gotten/

I hear it a lot, overused in American films ...

Pluperfect: Use of gotten

Je m'étais trompé de date cette fois-là.I'd gotten the date wrong that time.
Why in the above translation has the word 'gotten' been used? Although acceptable in USA + Canada, it is regarded as bad grammar in the UK? I had got....... ought to be the translation.



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