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    Default for you to read

    These are books for you to read.

    Does this sentence mean:
    a-These are books that you have to read.
    b-These are books that you can read.
    c-Depends on the context.

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    Default Re: for you to read

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    These are books for you to read.

    Does this sentence mean:
    a-These are books that you have to read.
    b-These are books that you can read.
    c-Depends on the context.


    I would say C, it depends on the context - ie: both are correct.

    HAVE TO is a demand which leaves no option, but CAN allows a degree of decision to be made about whether you will or not.

    As regards B, I would offer These are books you can read as an alternative.

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