English as a Second Language/another doubt


Amy please help me with a tense based question.

Which of these is correct and is in which tense?

He has to go somewhere?
He has got to go somewhere?

Hi Dev,

the verb tense is the Present Tense in both sentences

"have/has" is the American English version

"have got/has got" is the British English version

If your goal is to ask a question then the sentences are not correct.

You should say:

Does he have to go anywhere?

If you're making a statement then there is no need to have a question mark at the end of the sentences; both sentences are OK the way they are, just without the "?"

I hope this helps.



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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.


I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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