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    Compulsively I had to to go.

    Hi teachers,

    Compulsively I had to to go. Is it correct? What other words can be used in place of "compulsively"?

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    Re: Compulsively I had to to go.

    I would say, "It was compulsory that I go".
    Other alternatives might be:

    It was required for me to go.
    Going was mandatory.
    It was mandatory for me to go.

    I can't give you a perfect answer without more context, however.
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    Re: Compulsively I had to to go.

    I see little point in commenting until we have some context.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Compulsively I had to to go.

    You could, of course, mean that you were a compulsiver leaver. In that case you could say 'My [habitual] compulsion made me want to go.' (But that sort of psychopathy is very unusual )

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