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    Default Negative sentence

    You have to go to school.
    Can I make the negative of this sentence? like this
    You don't have to go to school. or
    You have not to go to school.

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    Default Re: Negative sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    You have to go to school.
    Can I make the negative of this sentence? like this
    You don't have to go to school. or
    You have not to go to school.

    ***not a teacher***
    Your first sentence is fine. About the second sentence you might hear, 'you haven't got to (gotta) go to school.'

    Hope better answers will be posted.

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    Default Re: Negative sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    ***not a teacher***
    Your first sentence is fine. About the second sentence you might hear, 'you haven't got to (gotta) go to school.'

    Hope better answers will be posted.
    No better answer needed.

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    Default Re: Negative sentence

    I'm not sure which negative is meant though: There is no requirement to go to school (although you may) or You must not go.

    If it's the first, you have great answers.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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