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    #1

    get to

    hi i am from turkey i got a problem about the word 'get' when it is used with 'to' for example, get to know or got to go will u give me a brief explanation
    regards,
    okay19

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    #2

    Re: get to

    If you have a verb after 'get', use a full infinitive with 'to'.


    • Join Date: Sep 2007
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    #3

    Re: get to

    ok. but as i use get like 'got to go' it has the same meaning of 'have to go or must go' sounds very different from the original meaning of 'get' .is this an informal modal or a slang language?or my grammer book is not so sufficient!:Dcould u make it clear for me have no big problem else.

    regards,

    okay19

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    #4

    Re: get to

    The full form is 'have got to go', but we often drop the auxiliary verb in colloquial usage- 'I gotta go'. I would not use this form in writing or formal speech.

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