"I got it" as "I received it"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by skarface, May 11, 2010.

  1. skarface Banned

    Thank you for deciding to read my post.

    Simple past of "get" is "got", and I am not trying to use it like "I have it"; I am trying to use it like "I received it."

    I don't see anything wrong in using "I got it" as "I received it" because the simple past of "get" is "got."

    I don't see how it can be wrong if I am using it to say that I have received something; strictest grammarian should not have any problem with this.

    Am I right or wrong?

    Thank you again for your help.
  2. Pedro y La Torre Senior Member

    Hauts-de-Seine, France
    English (Ireland)
    Q: ''I sent you the parcel you wanted a few days ago. Have you received it yet?''
    A: ''No worries, I got it yesterday''

    I see no problem with that. It's perfectly idiomatic.
  3. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    British English
    There isn't anything the matter with "I got it" meaning "I received it". It wouldn't surprise
    me to learn that I have never in my whole life said "I received it", although I must have written it thousands of times and would say it in formal speech.


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