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    "Got to"

    Hi guys.
    I heard a sentence like this : "You got to [verb]" in an American movie.

    For example : "You got to go".

    Actually I didn't hear something like those sentences before !
    What does it mean ?
    What kind of grammar is that ?

    But I heard these sentences and I know them :
    "We have got there"
    "You have heard it"
    etc.

    (If there are mistakes in my writing tell me about them and then I'll fix them. )

    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by R3za; 30-Mar-2015 at 14:01.

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    Re: "Got to"

    Quote Originally Posted by R3za View Post
    I heard a sentence like this : "You got to [verb]" in an American movie.

    For example : "You got to go".

    What does it mean ?
    What kind of grammar is that?
    It is a non-standard, dialect form of 'You've got to go'.

    In real life, people don't always speak grammatically. Doesn't the same apply in Persian?

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    Re: "Got to"

    Quote Originally Posted by R3za View Post
    What kind of grammers are those ?
    Spoken language has its own grammar and many things that people happily say, they wouldn't use in writing, which is where more formal grammar is used. In spoken English you will hear many things that would be wrong if you used them in writing, so don't be surprised when you come across examples of this.

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    Re: "Got to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In real life, people don't always speak grammatically. Doesn't the same apply in Persian?
    Sure, that's right. We don't either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I heard a sentence like this
    I wrote "some" because there were a lot of sentences like that sentence because of them I wrote "I heard some sentences".
    Then I wrote one of those sentences as an example.
    Is this wrong in English ?

    I corrected those mistakes anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Spoken language has its own grammar and many things that people happily say, they wouldn't use in writing, which is where more formal grammar is used. In spoken English you will hear many things that would be wrong if you used them in writing, so don't be surprised when you come across examples of this.
    You're right. Actually I almost knew that It may be a dialect form of 'You've got to go' but I asked it to become quite sure of it.

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