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    Hello,
    First of all, I thank u for answering my first question.
    And second comes:
    We use "must" for possibilities -strong ones.
    Lets say, I saw my friend buy a bus ticket and I want to express a future possibility for him. What if I say:
    - He must go on holiday nowadays.
    I am not sure if there is such usage for must, can it be mixed with "neccessity function" of must.

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    He must be going on holiday.
    (Nowadays doesn't work here as it refers to a general period of now, not the future- you could use 'soon', etc.)

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