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  1. hector51's Avatar

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    have to vs. have got to

    I have to tell you the truth

    Can I say "I have got to tell you the truth" with the same meaning as the sentence above? (is it AmE ?)

    thanks a million !!


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    Re: have to vs. have got to

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51 View Post
    I have to tell you the truth
    Can I say "I have got to tell you the truth" with the same meaning as the sentence above? (is it AmE ?)
    thanks a million !!
    No, it is British

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: have to vs. have got to

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51 View Post
    I have to tell you the truth

    Can I say "I have got to tell you the truth" with the same meaning as the sentence above? (is it AmE ?)

    thanks a million !!
    "Have got to" for "have to" is used in both varieties.

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