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dr big

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hi to all

i am an english learner and i got confused abut many things

i want anyone explains me the following

what is the difference between

i have to do something / i have got to do something

and the second thing what is the difference between

past tense / presnt perfect tense

i went to somewhere/ i have gone to somewhere

thank you very much

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dr big

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please i need your help

and i have one more question

i gotta go

gotta = what is it stand for " i have got to go or i got to go "

and when i use it

thank you very much

peace
 

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hi to all

i am an english learner and i got confused abut many things

i want anyone explains me the following

what is the difference between

i have to do something / i have got to do something

and the second thing what is the difference between

past tense / presnt perfect tense

i went to somewhere/ i have gone to somewhere

thank you very much

peace

I have to do something = I have got to do something = I must do something

As far as your other question is concerned, "I went" describes something that happened, but is now over. "I have gone" is a more recent occurrence and may well still apply.

I went to Greece last year. (The action is completed)
I went to school in London. (The action is completed)

I have gone to buy bread. (This would be what you might write on a note to your partner/flatmate before you leave to go out and buy bread. It tells them where you have gone, and probably where you are now!)
 

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Hi [STRIKE]to all[/STRIKE] everyone

I am an English learner and I [STRIKE]got[/STRIKE] am confused abut many things.

[STRIKE]i want[/STRIKE] Can anyone [STRIKE]explains[/STRIKE] explain [STRIKE]me the following[/STRIKE] the following to me:

What is the difference between

I have to do something / I have got to do something?

[STRIKE]and[/STRIKE] The second thing is:

What is the difference between

past tense / present perfect tense

I went [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] somewhere/ I have gone [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] somewhere?

Thank you very much.

Peace.

Sorry, I forgot to mention in my last post, you need to concentrate on your capitalisation and punctuation. See above.

The word "I" must always be capitalised. A sentence must always finish with either a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark.

You don't "go to somewhere", you "go somewhere".
 

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Please, I need your help.

[STRIKE]and [/STRIKE] I have one more question:

I gotta go

gotta = what [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] does it stand for? "I have got to" [STRIKE]go[/STRIKE] or "I got to"?

[STRIKE]and [/STRIKE] When should I use it?

Thank you very much.

Peace.

Gotta = I have got to (I must)

I gotta go - I have to to
I gotta head to work - I have to go to work

However, it can also be used to mean "I have a"

I gotta girlfriend - I have a girlfriend
I gotta dog - I have a dog

I would say it should not be used in written English unless you are reporting speech, verbatim. It's fine to use when speaking, although I'm sure some people will obect to it. It's very lazy!
 
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