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    Default "This got to be the restaurant"

    Dear Teacher,

    What's the meaning of "This must be the restaurant" and "This got to be the restaurant"?

    Whether it means "It is a restaurant" or it means "it must be that restaurant"?

    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Cicily

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    Default Re: "This got to be the restaurant"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicily21
    Dear Teacher,

    What's the meaning of "This must be the restaurant" and "This got to be the restaurant"?

    Whether it means "It is a restaurant" or it means "it must be that restaurant"?

    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Cicily
    This must be the restaurant. (be certain)
    This has to be the restraurant. (be certain)
    This has got to be the restraurant. (be certain)

    All of the above mean, I am certain that this building here is the restaurant that were are looking for.

    All the best, :D

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    Whether it means "It is a restaurant" or it means "it must be that restaurant"?
    Say "Does it mean...?". Indeed, it means "it must be that restaurant". Some context is expected, or the sentence would be incomplete as is (eg. the restaurant in which I nearly choked to death on a fishbone"

    FRC

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