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  1. Ksenia
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    Must/have (got) to

    Hello!
    Can we say that 'must' = 'have (got) to in the sentence below?
    * These buildings have got to (must) be very high at the downtown.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Must/have (got) to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyu-k View Post
    Can we say that 'must' = 'have (got) to in the sentence below?
    * These buildings have got to (must) be very high at the downtown.
    I don't know what you mean by either verb here.I cannot see how there can be a logical certainty of buildings being high, or an obligation on them to be high 'at the downtown'.

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    Re: Must/have (got) to

    It's not very clear. Do you mean buildings that are already finished or that are going to be built?

  4. Ksenia
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    Re: Must/have (got) to

    This example is given in the book.
    I just want to understand if they can have equal meaning.

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    Re: Must/have (got) to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyu-k View Post
    This example is given in the book.
    I just want to understand if they can have equal meaning.
    As the sentence stands, they are equally meaningless.

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    Re: Must/have (got) to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyu-k View Post
    This example is given in the book.
    I just want to understand if they can have equal meaning.
    What language is the book written in? If in English, is the author a native speaker? "at the downtown" just doesn't add up. I'd understand if it said "at the downtown area" but it doesn't.

  7. Ksenia
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    Re: Must/have (got) to

    Anyway, thank you! Now I know that this sentence is not correct!

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