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You will meet your soul mate when the souls are ready to meet. I have told my parents I love her and even though we are young, we think about out Soulmates love each other, and even though they still have fights, soulmates come right. To get across your intended meaning you would need to say something like: I've been reading I've been reading this book for ages and I still haven't finished it. I know we've only just met but already you've done so much for me. You've. Hi, Could you please explain the meaning of the construction "have yet to meet"? What does it mean? Thanks. "I've yet to meet anyone who can.
Movie producers would then say cut to the chase to hear about the more exciting parts of a script.
“I’ve got” vs. “I have”
Now it is used to describe a lack of progress. This has evolved into its current meaning of moving quickly. This resulted in determining who will cover the foot of the bill. When receiving a telegram, people received the message via this electronic grapevine.
If the buyer opened the bag before the purchase the vendors' secret would then be known. Knife handles were frequently built with buck antler, hence pass the buck.
Note, the similar "the buck stops here" evolved from this to indicate that there would be no more passing of responsibility. Pilots will push an airplanes flight envelope to understand its performance limits. A security blanket now refers to something that gives someone a sense of comfort or protection. One of his plays was not well received, but his cutting edge sound effects for thunder were; he soon found that others had copied the effect and "stolen his thunder.Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet (lyrics)
I'm not quite sure why it is that foreign learners get the hang of "have got" quite early on, but some native speakers don't seem to be able to get their heads around it at all I also teach English.
Actually I think I do know the answer; people think it somehow has something to do with "get" as in "obtain, acquire, buy" etc. It hasn't, full stop, period at least not in this idiomatic use.
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Yes, that's how it probably started, but it hasn't had that meaning for centuries. That's why it's listed in dictionaries under "have", not "get".
As Tom says, in Britain "have got" is the standard way of talking about possession in spoken English. In more formal language, especially written language, we use "have". But your example "I got a new hat" is not the same as "I've got a new hat". In the first sentence "got" is indeed the past of "get", but in the second, "have got" is idiomatic for "have". And there's no reason why "got" as the past simple of "get" has to be about the recent past anyway.
But there's no reason why this should be about the recent past either. Redundant or not, the use of "got" is certainly not incorrect, but I still feel that in a number of contexts it is somewhat inelegant.
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And we can only do so in the present; for everything else we also need to use "have" and "have to". The same with passive "got": But informal is what we use most of the time.
As one linguist has put it, "informal is normal". And informal is often also friendlier sounding. I teach students to put in contractions when they are writing informal emails, for example, as uncontracted forms can sound rather stiff. It's a matter of horses for courses. One or two points about your examples - "have got" is almost always contracted, and "have" is much less so.