1. OK, I get the message – I’m going!
  2. OK, I got the message – I’m going!
  3. OK, I've got the message – I’m going!

The sentence 1 is a sentence from Longman Dictionary, but it seems to me grammatically inappropriate. I think it should be in form of the sentence 2 or 3. Because they don't get the message in simple present or even present continuous, are they?


"I get the message" is idiomatic, and is indeed what people actually say.

While the other two may be more grammatically correct, and in fact 3 is marginally more correct than 2, it's not so much what people tend to say.

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