# Got or has got

#### Ali tariq12

##### Banned
Hi,
If there is distribution of awards going on for the event which took place few days ago.The results were declared on the time of event ,but the cerficates or awards are given now.What would the speaker say while the distribution of awards
1.Mr X has got 1st postion in XYZ XYZ race.
2.Mr X got 1st position in XYZ race.

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• #### The Newt

##### Senior Member
Either could be used, because the distribution of the prizes could be seen as being a continuation of the (recent) event. We probably would say "award for best ..."

#### PaulQ

##### Senior Member
In such circumstances the usual formula is

"The winner of the award for the best XYZ is Mr Ali."

The present tense is used as this is the official award ceremony - it is (officially) only at this time that the award is effective.

#### Ali tariq12

##### Banned
In such circumstances the usual formula is

"The winner of the award for the best XYZ is Mr Ali."
Yes,Thank you, i have edited the title and question to simplify it.

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#### GreenWhiteBlue

##### Senior Member
Yes,but if i mould the situation what would you say,
1.Mr Ali has got 1st position....
2.Mr Ali got 1st position....
I wouldn't say either; both sound very unnatural. PaulQ gave you the way a native speaker would say it.

What do you mean by "1st position"?

#### Ali tariq12

##### Banned
Either could be used, because the distribution of the prizes could be seen as being a continuation of the (recent) event. We probably would say "award for best ..."
Thank you, i have edited the question and title,could you help me out now.

#### GreenWhiteBlue

##### Senior Member
If the race is over, you would not say "got 1st position." You would instead say "In the XYZ race, Mr. Ali came in first, Mr. Bhatti came in second, and Mr. Khan came in third."

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