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Shannon
What have you got? When I watch a drama, a detective says "What have you got?" However, it sounds to me like "What do you got?" or "What are you got?" My question is that I heard wrong? or they say wrong? Thank you. :)
Feb 6, 2012 10:12 PM
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Yeah, they say "what DO you gOt" in the movies a lot, actually. As you can tell, very bad grammar. Worse than "whatcha got".
February 7, 2012
Sometimes we even write it as "whatcha got?" It's common informal speech.
February 6, 2012
Hi it means, what information do you have for me?
February 6, 2012
In reduced speech, you may hear someone say "whaddya got?"
February 6, 2012
You didn't hear the line wrong - that's a normal line for a detective to say. The detective is asking what new information the person (who he is asking) has about the crime. It is very unusual for someone to say this line out of this context, so this is a very good question. Hope this helps!!
February 6, 2012
Shannon
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English, German, Korean
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English, German