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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    #1

    has got

    please, dear teachers and friends?

    Is there any difference between these sentences?

    This has gotta be the most vain thing in the world to be doing.
    This is to be the most vain thing in the world to be doing.

    Thanks

    EDITING: Please, is there a context in which there's no difference between "HAVE" and "HAVE GOT" ?


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    Re: has got

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    please, dear teachers and friends?

    Is there any difference between these sentences?

    This has gotta be the most vain thing in the world to be doing. This has got to be the vainest thing in the world to be doing >> What is being done is clearly the vainest thing.

    This is to be the most vain thing in the world to be doing.This is to be the vainest thing in the world to do >> what is about to be done is the vainest thing.

    Thanks

    EDITING: Please, is there a context in which there's no difference between "HAVE" and "HAVE GOT" ?

    Please provide sample sentences to indicate how you see them being use.
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    Re: has got

    There is no difference between the meaning of "have/has" or "have/has got". We use "have/has got" more likely in speaking than writing (writting - Eng.)(American).
    Ex.
    I have brown eyes.
    I have got brown eyes.

    He has a pencil.
    He has got a pencil. (Unless you mean that he got it from someone).

    Have they got any children?
    Do they have any children?

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    #4

    Re: has got

    Quote Originally Posted by Coli View Post
    There is no difference between the meaning of "have/has" or "have/has got". We use "have/has got" more likely in speaking than writing (writting - Eng.)(American).
    Surely you'd want to qualify that statement in some way.
    "When it means 'to possess', there is no difference ..." or some such.

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