As you learned in Part 1 of this unit, Americans reduce some expressions of advice that contain the preposition “to”.
You’ve seen the reductions made with “have to”, “ought to” and “have got to”. Americans also make similar reductions with “has to” and “has got to”.
A. Look at the following sentences. Notice how each phrase is pronounced
B. Listen to the following sentences. Repeat each one after the speaker says it. Pay attention to the contractions.
Reduction in Spoken Form: