quote "have" is passive, "get" is active. I don't believe the two words are compatible. You either have it or you get it. I got it yesterday. I have it today. 'Have got' is a sloppy, incorrect use of a combination of the two words. Kathy
quote Thanks Kathy. So the fact that "have got" is used naturally by nearly all native speakers (I wonder if you yourself have NEVER uttered the words, "I've got to pick up the kids from school") has no effect on your belief that it is "sloppy" and "incorrect"?" Paul
quote I've got to do something is different from the 'have got' possession form, because the former goes with a verb and the latter goes with a noun.
I've got a headache. (a headache is a noun) I've got to pick up the kids from school. (pick up is a verb) (verb phrase)...