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Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural?



 
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Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural? #1 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 6:59 am   Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #640 "Prepositional Phrases - In, On, Out and Under (13)", question 1

Paul is completely ......... of control these days. He is cutting classes, sneaking out, drinking, and stealing. I don't know what's got into him.

(a) in
(b) on
(c) out
(d) under

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #640 "Prepositional Phrases - In, On, Out and Under (13)", answer 1

Paul is completely out of control these days. He is cutting classes, sneaking out, drinking, and stealing. I don't know what's got into him.

Correct answer: (c) out

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Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural?
To my ear, "what's got into him" sounds off key.
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Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural? #2 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 7:08 am   Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural?
 

There is a dfiscussion about got/gotten here: even got to within a minute, Tort.
To me, being from the UK, gotten sounds completely unnecessary.
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Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural? #3 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 7:15 am   Wouldn't "what's GOTTEN into him." sound more natural?
 

Oh, yeah, that explains it.
I must've missed that discussion.
Thanks!
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