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Is 'gotten' a word?

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I don't know why I don't know this, so I searched the internet and got no good answers. Is 'gotten' a word? Or am I spelling it wrong or what? I often use it when I am talking, but not when I am writing or typing something.

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Well, it's a gray area. I say it's a slang term.

"You could have got caught"-Original

So it's not really a word, it's how you say the word that makes it sound like that.

"You could have gotten caught"The way it's sounds when said.

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Well, it's a gray area. I say it's a slang term.

"You could have got caught"-Original

So it's not really a word, it's how you say the word that makes it sound like that.

"You could have gotten caught"The way it's sounds when said.

When I type 'gotten' in Microsoft Word, it doesn't say it's wrong.

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"Gotten" is similar to "been" in usage.

"I've gotten sick three of the past four Christmas Holidays."

"I've been sick three of the past four Christmas Holidays."

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