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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  22/DEZ/2010 10:16 PM
Assunto:  Get to
 
Mensagem: 

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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Get to  –  Intruder  21/DEZ/2010, 10:25 PM
Get to  –  Teacher  22/DEZ/2010, 1:40 AM
Get to   –  PPAULO  22/DEZ/2010, 3:19 AM
 Get to   –  Dale-CR  22/DEZ/2010, 10:16 PM
Get to   –  Teacher  23/DEZ/2010, 7:47 PM

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