That person is "going to let someone go"


he "have/must let someone go"?

Why are the words "going" and "have" stand together in sentence?

Thanks in advance.

  • Do I understand correctly? have to = assumes "now" gonna have to = not now, but soon? – Learner May 7 '15 at 11:08
  • Yup. Going to has nothing to do with "walking", but "moves" the other verb (here: have) into the future. – Stephie May 7 '15 at 12:23

I'm going to have to let you go.

This is a quite an intricate little sentence, so let's have a look at the components:

  • going to (do sth.)
    Expresses the future - in this case, a very probable event.
  • have to (do sth.)
    A strong obligation to do something, caused by external factors.
  • let so. go
    Is an idiom, an euphemistic form of saying to fire someone or to terminate a contract.

So, in very plain English:

I will fire you soon.

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