I was searching today on this topic. i found some posts on web according to them

   1)  I got to go now.
   2)  I have to go now.   

these two sentences are same but i wanna confirm that are they same ???

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    They mean the same. – I am not a robot May 18 '15 at 17:09
  • FYI: I got to go is traditionally considered incorrect or informal. It is a shortened form of I have got to go (which means pretty much the same thing as I have to go, I must go, and I need to go). – Drew May 18 '15 at 17:56
  • @Drew Then why Americans use gotta go ??? – Bilal Maqsood May 18 '15 at 17:59
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    What do you mean why? People often speak informally and in ways traditionally considered by some to be improper or incorrect. (Gotta go is of course short for got to go.) Why do people speak like this? Because it's easier, for one thing - igoddago is a quick or lazy way of saying I have got to go. And because it works: those who speak the same language, especially in the same place and context, understand what is being said. – Drew May 18 '15 at 18:04
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    There are some reasons, but they're complicated and involve several words. – John Lawler May 18 '15 at 18:15

The first sentence listed,

"I got to go now."

Is a generally acceptable slang variant of the second sentence listed,

"I have to go now."

They both mean the same thing, which is,

"I need to go now."

have to and need to are more correct, but got to is common enough that no one will misunderstand you, and only the most pedantic among us will correct it.

  • The first sentence is I've got to go now missing the sound of the 've. – user337391 Mar 5 at 3:18

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