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    questions

    hi to all

    i am an english learner and i got confused abut many things

    i want anyone explains me the following

    what is the difference between

    i have to do something / i have got to do something

    and the second thing what is the difference between

    past tense / presnt perfect tense

    i went to somewhere/ i have gone to somewhere

    thank you very much

    peace

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    Re: questions

    please i need your help

    and i have one more question

    i gotta go

    gotta = what is it stand for " i have got to go or i got to go "

    and when i use it

    thank you very much

    peace

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    Re: questions

    Quote Originally Posted by dr big View Post
    hi to all

    i am an english learner and i got confused abut many things

    i want anyone explains me the following

    what is the difference between

    i have to do something / i have got to do something

    and the second thing what is the difference between

    past tense / presnt perfect tense

    i went to somewhere/ i have gone to somewhere

    thank you very much

    peace
    I have to do something = I have got to do something = I must do something

    As far as your other question is concerned, "I went" describes something that happened, but is now over. "I have gone" is a more recent occurrence and may well still apply.

    I went to Greece last year. (The action is completed)
    I went to school in London. (The action is completed)

    I have gone to buy bread. (This would be what you might write on a note to your partner/flatmate before you leave to go out and buy bread. It tells them where you have gone, and probably where you are now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr big View Post
    Hi to all everyone

    I am an English learner and I got am confused abut many things.

    i want Can anyone explains explain me the following the following to me:

    What is the difference between

    I have to do something / I have got to do something?

    and The second thing is:

    What is the difference between

    past tense / present perfect tense

    I went to somewhere/ I have gone to somewhere?

    Thank you very much.

    Peace.
    Sorry, I forgot to mention in my last post, you need to concentrate on your capitalisation and punctuation. See above.

    The word "I" must always be capitalised. A sentence must always finish with either a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark.

    You don't "go to somewhere", you "go somewhere".

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    Re: questions

    Quote Originally Posted by dr big View Post
    Please, I need your help.

    and I have one more question:

    I gotta go

    gotta = what is does it stand for? "I have got to" go or "I got to"?

    and When should I use it?

    Thank you very much.

    Peace.
    Gotta = I have got to (I must)

    I gotta go - I have to to
    I gotta head to work - I have to go to work

    However, it can also be used to mean "I have a"

    I gotta girlfriend - I have a girlfriend
    I gotta dog - I have a dog

    I would say it should not be used in written English unless you are reporting speech, verbatim. It's fine to use when speaking, although I'm sure some people will obect to it. It's very lazy!

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    Thank you very much

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