Can I use "gotta" to substitute "have a"?
I have a cat - I gotta cat
I have a dog - I gotta dog
I have a new bicycle - I gotta new bicycle
- VivianLv 42 months agoFavorite Answer
Since go "gotta" is an actual slang verb for "got to/got a", those sentences should be corrected with: "I've gotten".
- 3 weeks ago
You can use “gotta”, but whether or not “have not” will be the most wise choice when you use perfect grammar.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
Not only is it slang, but it's ugly slang.
But go ahead if you must.
PS You mean, 'to substitute FOR'.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No for it is better to use have a instead of gotta.
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- 2 months ago
yes!but "gotta" is imformal language
- MarkLv 72 months ago
Not in writing, but if you want to SAY it, go ahead, though it usually means "must" as in "I gotta go now."
- Karen LLv 72 months ago
If you're going to use it at all, and you never use it in writing unless you are quoting exactly what someone said, then 'gotta' is usually used to represent 'I have got to'.
I have got to get my hair cut. I gotta get my hair cut.
- LaurieLv 72 months ago
It’s low-class speech...but, if you’re going to use it, it would be “I’ve got a(n) ...”
- DavidLv 72 months ago
Yes, but not in official formal writing.
- OlifantJagterLv 42 months ago
If you're writing an essay, or anything formal, then no. The word "gotta" should never be used in formal writing, it's informal slang. Could you do it? Yes. Should you do it? No.