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Joey

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2020.02.17 17:09
Here’s a tip: “gotta” actually means “have to” / “has to”.

“Got to” isn’t grammatically correct. “Got to” is an idiom for “have to”.

So I have to go = I gotta go.
You have to be careful = you gotta be careful
He has to go home now. = he’s gotta go home now
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  • Allysa 2020.02.17 17:11

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    The last one why use “‘s”?gotta is already instead of “has to”
  • Dương Vương Xuyên 2020.02.17 17:11

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    I get it, thanks for sharing
  • You need to calm 2020.02.17 17:17

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    Does Lotta means lot of? 😁
  • Misha 2020.02.17 17:18

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    thanks i didn't know this 😺
  • Jenny 2020.02.17 17:19

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    我觉得就很像我们说 我得走了 和 我不得不走了
  • Roger Rivera 2020.02.17 17:22

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    Hi man. The correct form would be I've gotta and you've gotta... but you commonly use I gotta and you gotta, right?
  • Joey 2020.02.17 17:23

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    @Allysa To clarify my post, technically it means “have got to” or “has got to”, but it’s an idiom for “have to” and “has to”. When using he/she/it, you include the contraction he has, she has, it has, which is “he’s”, “she’s”, “it’s”. He has got to go. He’s got to go. He’s gotta go.
  • Allysa 2020.02.17 17:25

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    @Joey oh,gotcha,thanks for sharing and answering my question:)
  • Zx 2020.02.17 17:25

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    So ”gotta” is more correct than ”got to”? I thought they were both incorrectly and used only in the spoken language
  • Joey 2020.02.17 17:26

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    @Roger Rivera the phrase is actually “have go to”. So when you’re being “correct”, you’re saying I have got to go. I’ve gotta go. However, it’s common to just say I gotta go. None of them are grammatically correct. The correct phrase is “I have to go.”
  • Joey 2020.02.17 17:27

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    @Zx It’s all informal language. Texting is the same as spoken language. That’s why you see people writing gotta. When you’re writing an essay, you wouldn’t say gotta. You would say have to.
  • Zx 2020.02.17 17:29

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    @Joey Ok 👍
  • Nieves 2020.02.17 17:32

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    Thanks for explain it, I appreciate that 😊
  • 小幸运 2020.02.18 02:59

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    thanks
  • 小庄 2020.02.19 12:10

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    thanks

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