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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    I got to ....

    The meeting is about to.start, we got to run now.

    (I meant.the meeting will start shortly so we need to be hurry up to catch the meeting. Can "got to run replaced by "get to run since the senten've is Iin present tense

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    Re: I got to ....

    "The meeting is about to start. We got to run now."

    "We got to run" is ungrammatical but colloquial phrasing for "We have got to run". In other words, it means "We have to run" or "We must run".
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    Re: I got to ....

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    "The meeting is about to start. We got to run now."

    "We got to run" is ungrammatical but colloquial phrasing for "We have got to run". In other words, it means "We have to run" or "We must run".
    Then, do you suggest me to write " we've got to run" on the letter, email or only in the short text and in spoken English?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I got to ....

    "We got to run" is fine in conversation but "we've got to run" is probably better in writing (not including texts).

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    Re: I got to ....

    For the grammatically correct phrase "We have to ____" to have emphasis on urgency you would say "We have got to ____" which in casual conversation will often be heard as "We've gotta ____".

    Notice the contraction of we have into we've and the informal contraction of got to into gotta. Hence, for example, "we've gotta see Avengers this weekend, I hear it's marvellous!"

    Hope this teaches you something new!

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    Re: I got to ....

    Welcome to the forum, WestToast.

    It's always good to read replies from knowledgeable native speakers, but please edit your post to state that you are not a teacher, to comply with the forum's Posting Guidelines.

    Thank you.

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