there's gotta be & there must be I am wondering if these two have the same meaning? i can say: there's gotta be a better way, or there must be a better way, do they have any difference? and for English writing, "there must be" is more formal? thank you for your help.
Jul 2, 2019 1:33 AM
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They both mean the same in American English and both are commonly said. But in writing, "got to" is casual and "must" a little more formal (for example, you won't see "got to" on a form or in an official letter).
July 2, 2019
Technically speaking it should be 'America's Got Talent' and 'Britain Has Talent'. :)
July 2, 2019
@Blair, aha, I got it, thanks a lot.
July 2, 2019
British English: There must be. American: There's got to be. If 'got to be' was ever used in British English, it would be informal. I can't speak for Americans on whether 'there must be' would be formal for them.
July 2, 2019
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