Have and have got

I have a new mobile phone.

I have got a new mobile phone.

In these sentences, have and have got tell us that something is mine. It belongs to me. 
(When we are talking informally, we often use have got.)

We use have and have got when we talk about:

  • Sickness – I have / I’ve got the flu. I have / I’ve got a cold.
  • Our relationships with other people: We have / We’ve got four children.

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