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    Smile has to

    Peter has to take three exams before he graduates.

    Peter has got to take three exams before he graduates.


    please let me know which one is correct and why?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: has to

    Quote Originally Posted by sureshfina View Post
    Peter has to take three exams before he graduates.

    Peter has got to take three exams before he graduates.


    please let me know which one is correct and why?

    thanks in advance
    Some people may say both are correct, but I say only the first one is correct. The second one has the unnecessary word "got", so in my opinion it is not good as good as the first one.
    You can also say, 'Peter must take three exams before he graduates.' [actually I would think that he (has to) (must) take and pass them]

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    Smile Re: has to

    This one was an esl quiz question. I lost the point when I replied "Peter has to". They said my answer was not grammatically wrong and the "Peter has got to" will be better. The other options were should, Have to....

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    Re: has to

    Quote Originally Posted by sureshfina View Post
    This one was an esl quiz question. I lost the point when I replied "Peter has to". They said my answer was not grammatically wrong and the "Peter has got to" will be better. The other options were should, Have to....
    My guess is that "They" are British English speakers. But whoever they are, I would like to know why adding "got" makes it better. As a rule, using unnecessary words is not a feature of good English.

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