“I've got to get my own place.”

English Lesson: I've got to get my own place.

You live with your parents, but you get really annoyed with them. You're fed up with it and feel like you really want to move into an apartment by yourself.

I've got to get my own place.

I've got to (do something)

When you really want to do something and feel like you can't wait any longer, you say "I've got to ___":

I've got to get an iPad.

This is pronounced with stress on the word "got".

In casual English, "got to" can be written as "gotta" and pronounced as "godda". In that case, the stress falls on the first syllable, "godda".

(someone's) place

In casual conversation, you can call someone's house their "place":

You have a really nice place!

Do you want to come over to my place for dinner?

You can also call a restaurant a "place":

Is this place any good?

my own (something)

Talk about something that belongs to you alone (meaning that you don't share it with anyone) with the phrase "my own ___":

I own my own home, I've got a steady job, and I don't have any debt.

You can also talk about "your own ___":

Running your own business is incredibly hard.


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