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  1. matilda
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    Talking Re: Have to and Must ?

    sorry to say that, but you should say (I agree him), not (I agree WITH him)


    hope it doesnt make you angry.

    Matilda

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    Re: Have to and Must ?

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    sorry to say that, but you should say (I agree him), not (I agree WITH him)
    Sorry, matilda, but the preposition "with" is required: gokhan07altuntas is correct to say "I agree with you".

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    #13

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    I agree with you, Rewboss

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    Re: Have to and Must ?

    Quote Originally Posted by subdolus
    My teacher taught me that “Must” is personal and “have to” is impersonal. I am not a teacher and I cannot explain it exactly. I hope somebody clarify it better than I can.
    You have a good teacher, subdolus.

    "must" (an obligation to oneself)
    EX: I must do my homework. I want to do well.

    "have to" (an obligation to something or someone else)
    EX: I have to do my homework. The teacher expects me to do it.

    Note, I'm a North American speaker of English.

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    Thank you very much for your clear explanations.

  5. matilda
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    but in my country, whenever in chat classes we say (I agree with ...), our teacher says (agree doesn't need a prep, and i posted that reply because of that. You mean i must use a preposition?

    I'm really confused with misleading of teachers in Iran.


    Matilda

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    Re: Have to and Must ?

    Matilda, the prepositional phrase is optional.

    EX: I agree with Sam or I agree.

    EX: I agree with. <ungrammatical>

    Hope that helps.

  7. matilda
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    and another thing.
    when you have to do s.th, there is no choise for you not to do that.

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