The use of GOT?

MichaelA1Kwiziq community member

The use of GOT?

J'ai des animaux.  - Je n'ai pas d'animaux.I've got (some) animals.  -Me, I don't have any animals.
Why us GOT? I realise that "I've got"is frequently used by English speakers, but I've is a contraction of "I have", therefore the use of Got in the sentence is  unnecessary, and poor English.
Asked 3 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Michael,

This issue of ‘have or have got ‘ has been raised before - ‘have got’ is not incorrect.

There are regional differences in usage with both ‘ have ‘ and ‘ have got ‘ being accepted, correct grammar. The latter is considered less formal in British English, but is also stated in some of the attached to be more common in British than American English.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/is-this-english-correct

https://www.thoughtco.com/have-and-have-got-for-beginners-1208968

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/grammar/a1-a2-grammar/present-simple-have-got

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/have-got-and-have

The use of GOT?

J'ai des animaux.  - Je n'ai pas d'animaux.I've got (some) animals.  -Me, I don't have any animals.
Why us GOT? I realise that "I've got"is frequently used by English speakers, but I've is a contraction of "I have", therefore the use of Got in the sentence is  unnecessary, and poor English.

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