Archive for March 31, 2011

grammatical expression: you gotta love…

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I have a very casual but useful expression for you today. It’s “you gotta love”. It is used when we want to talk about something that we like and think that everyone must feel the same way about it for a certain reason. Then, we usually express that reason in the next sentence. For example:

You gotta love this restaurant. The food is good, the prices are low and they give you a lot of food.

You gotta love this city in the summertime. The girls are pretty and they all wear short skirts.

You gotta love smart phones. You can do so many things with them.

You gotta love Jim. He’s really smart and funny.

The word “gotta” is a very casual way to say “have got to” which is another way to say “have to”. In this expression though, it doesn’t mean that everyone must like this person or thing; we are simply saying that this thing or person is really great.

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