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how to explain the "got" between "you got me dumped" and "i got dumped" .
Oct 12, 2016 11:42 PM
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The word 'got' serves a different function in these two sentences: 'I got dumped' is the informal version of a straightforward passive construction. It is an alternative to 'I was dumped'. If you say 'I got dumped' or 'I was dumped', this is the same as saying 'My boyfriend dumped me', meaning that your boyfriend ended your relationship. If you say 'You got me dumped' to someone, it means that this person did or said something that resulted in your being dumped. Let's say that a friend spread some untrue gossip about you. Your boyfriend heard this gossip, believed it, and ended your relationship. In this situation, you'd say to your friend: 'You got me dumped'. But she'd probably be your ex-friend by now!
October 13, 2016
"you got(had=you were the reason I was dumped) me dumped" and "i got(have been) dumped" Got is not a word to rely on. Have/Has/Had are words to rely on. You just have to know that many people use 'got' in spoken English far too often and not always correctly.
October 13, 2016
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