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    get to/got to

    Hi

    We get to go.

    We got to go.

    Are both correct? Do they mean the same?

    Thanks

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    Post Re: get to/got to

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    We get to go.

    We got to go.

    Are both correct? Do they mean the same?

    Thanks
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠

    If you mean We have (got) to go, then, informally, the second one is fine, particularly in AmE.

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    Re: get to/got to

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    We get to go.

    We got to go.

    Are both correct? Do they mean the same?

    Thanks
    There is another meaning to your sentences.

    We get to go. = We (will)(can) go.
    We get to go to the annual meeting in Florida next week.

    We got to go. = We went.
    We got to go to the annual meeting in Florida last week.

    Related to this, I much prefer 'We have to go.' when that is what you mean. Saying "We got to go." in that circumstance demonstrates a low class of English, in my opinion. (not that I think that people will stop saying 'got to'.

    Sorry, I just noticed the previous answers.
    Last edited by 2006; 20-Jan-2011 at 03:50. Reason: correct colorization

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