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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by junaid89 View Post
    I've to give the English examination
    Why does the bolded part sounds unnatural to me? I hear it seldom. Is it OK to contract have when it is a part of objective obligation?

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    Re: Prepositions

    Junaid has been sending mixed messages here. First he led us to believe he was setting an exam, and later that the sentences were already prescribed.

    To answer your question, the bolded sentence is natural and common in informal speech.
    Formally, and in writing, 'I have to give...' should be used.

    Rover

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