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    #1

    got to do

    Hi,

    I have struck recently into a strangely for me sentence:

    "You can smile away till you split your cheeks, but you still got to do a day's work to earn a day's wages, and apples don't grow on monkey-trees." (Lindsay-unfortunately I don't know if he is John, Vachel, David or Norman).

    Could you recommend me the place where I might read something more about the phrase "got to do"?.

    as in Have you got to do all this work yourself?
    No, I have not got to work so much.

    or What's love got to do with it?

    Maybe there is a modal expression. Something slips through my fingers.

    Thank you in advance.

    V.

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    #2

    Re: got to do

    got to - must; have to; it is required. "you still got to do a day's work to earn a day's wages" = you still have to do a day's work to earn a day's wages

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    #3

    Re: got to do

    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you for the clearly elucidation.

    I got dimly the idea from context since before, but I wasn't completely certain nevertheless.

    V.

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