‘I get it’ vs. ‘I got it’

When someone tells me something, how should I respond, “I get it” or “I got it”? I have a feeling that “I got it” means “I already knew the thing before you told me,” and “I get it” means “Now I know the thing, because you just told me.”

Is that right?


First of all, It’s usually “I’ve got it”. But that’s just nit-picking.

Native English speakers usually use either interchangeably to mean the same thing, that is, they understand now. There doesn’t seem to be a difference in meaning or usage due to the different verb tense.

They also sometimes add “now”: “I’ve got it now” or “I get it now”.

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