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    When Has to is used for certainty i.e. Watson has to be a fine player.

    Then

    Watson has to be a fine player. and
    Watson is a fine player.

    What is the difference between these two? Would you please explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    When Has to is used for certainty i.e. Watson has to be a fine player.

    Then

    Watson has to be a fine player. and
    Watson is a fine player.

    What is the difference between these two? Would you please explain?

    Regards
    The first one is not natural or logical. Why does Watson have to be a fine player?

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    Default Re: Certainty

    If say like this

    This answer has to be correct. and
    This answer is correct.

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    Default Re: Certainty

    'This answer has to be correct' is your opinion — however certain you are about it.

    'This answer is correct' is a fact.

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    (Either the speaker's opinion or the repetition of a commonly-held opinion that the speaker agrees with and expects the listener to agree with: 'Let It Be has to be the greatest rock song ever written' - that's an example, by the way, not a view I'd care to defend [although I think that song's pretty good]. )

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