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Daemon
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have got to (do something)

To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something). More...

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have got to (do something) — To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something).
KSPavan
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have got to (do something) — To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something).
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To be obligated, obliged, or required to (do something).

Anyone who says "have got" needs to be smacked down.

Allow me to fix these horrid samples for you.

I don't want to go to the family reunion, but I'm afraid I have to.
I have . to get this essay finished before Monday!
Adyl Mouhei
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You use have got to when you are saying that something is necessary or must happen in the way stated. In informal American English, the 'have' is sometimes omitted. [spoken] I'm not happy with the situation, but I've just got to accept it.

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Wilmar (USA) 1M
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Adyl Mouhei wrote:
You use have got to when you are saying that something is necessary or must happen in the way stated. In informal American English, the 'have' is sometimes omitted. [spoken] I'm not happy with the situation, but I've just got to accept it.

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I'm not happy with the situation, but I have to accept it.

You NEVER say "have got".
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