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    I have got to meet my boss

    I have got to meet with my boss then, but any other time is fine.

    I have to meet my boss then, but any other time is fine.

    What is the difference between these sentences?

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    #2

    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    Meld those two sentences, thus:

    I have to meet with my boss then, but any other time would be fine.

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    #3

    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    What is the difference between these sentences?
    Nothing much- they mean the same. In British English, we tend to use meet more than meet with.

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    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    I would probably say "I have a meeting with my boss".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Nothing much- they mean the same. In British English, we tend to use meet more than meet with.
    Does it mean that "got to" doesn't make any difference?

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    #6

    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    "I have got to" and "I have to" really mean the same thing.

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    #7

    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    I think "have got to" is more colloquial" than "have to".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    They're simply a matter of personal choice in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: I have got to meet my boss

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think "have got to" is more colloquial" than "have to".
    Have got to is less common in more formal usage, but the meaning is the same.

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