"Look, I've got to get back to the flat, I've got loads of studying to do."
My questions are,
1.Where we use "have got to"?
2.Can we write "I've got to get back to the flat." as "I've to get back to the flat."? If not then what is the difference in meaning?
3.Can we write "I've got loads of studying to do." as "I've got loads of study to do."? If not then what is the difference in meaning?
Please answer above questions.
"Studying" is present participle of "study", but sentence is in present perfect tense, so in question no 3, how come first sentence is more natural?
Last edited by hkgoddess; 19-Apr-2013 at 07:19. Reason: additional point
It would actually make no difference if the tenses were different. 'Studying' (the gerund) and 'study' (the noun) would not change.
I have (got) loads of study/studying to do.
I had loads of study/studying to do.
I will have leads of study/studying to do.
The gerund must be used when a verb comes after a preposition, and "of" is a preposition.So, study+ing is used after "of".
Am i right?
Please make me clear.
Last edited by Route21; 21-Apr-2013 at 04:12. Reason: OD's rule