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    help me

    1. could you please help me to describe the below sentence.

    2. Please tell me if this sentece would have the same expression if the word 'got' removed from it?

    "You've got to be honest; if you can fake that, you've got it made"

    Your help will be highly appreciated




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    Re: help me

    1. could you please help me to describe the below sentence.

    2. Please tell me if this sentece would have the same expression if the word 'got' removed from it?

    "You've got to be honest; if you can fake that, you've got it made"
    Grammatically, you could say "You have to be honest." However, "You've got to be honest" sounds bit more emphatic, in my opinion. The meaning would be the same, however.

    There are many variations of this quote, my personal favorite being "Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you've got it made." It is usually attributed to comedian George Burns.

    First of all, understand that it's a joke. It's saying that honesty (or sincerity) is of the utmost importance; in fact, it's so important that if you can just learn to fake being honest and sincere, you will be successful. But that's the joke. If you have to fake being honest and sincere, then you're not honest and sincere!

    Hope this makes sense.

    Greg



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    Re: help me

    Hi Greg,

    A bunch of thanks . It has very clearly explained .

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