LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||22/DEZ/2010 10:16 PM|
I have to disagree, gentlemen.
to got to = to have to (but only sometimes)
It is late and I got to go now. (have to go...)
You got to disappear. I just heard my wife´s car. (have to disappear...)
to get to = to be permitted, have the chance to, got permission to, was able to, have time to, etc.
While I am in Guatemala, I hope I get to go to Tikal. (... hope I have time to go to Tikal.)
As you can see, "got to" can have two different meanings according to the context.
I got to go = At some point in the past, I was permitted to go, able to go, had a chance to go...
I got to go. = I have to go now.
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