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  1. Dany's Avatar

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    have to / must

    Hello together,

    I have a little question. At time I learn english in an old practice book of my schooltime. Among other things there is a cloze where I have to fill "have to", "have not to", "must" and "must not". I don't know when I have to make "have to" or "must".

    Example:
    My doctor says I ______ smoke. Itīs better for the health.

    I took "have not to" but my book says, I have to take "must not".

    Could you please explain me, why I have to take "must not" ?
    Please correct my mistakes.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: have to / must

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Hello together,

    I have a little question. At time I learn english in an old practice book of my schooltime. Among other things there is a cloze where I have to fill "have to", "have not to", "must" and "must not". I don't know when I have to make "have to" or "must".

    Example:
    My doctor says I ______ smoke. Itīs better for the health.

    I took "have not to" but my book says, I have to take "must not".

    Could you please explain me, why I have to take "must not" ?
    Please correct my mistakes.

    Thanks a lot.
    1a. The doctor says I must not smoke.
    (It's strongly recommended that you quit smoking)

    1b. The doctor says I don't have to smoke if I don't want to smoke. (You have a choice. 'don't have to' means, not necessary)

    for a site on Modals and their meanings. :D

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    Thanks for the quick answer.
    Now I understand :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Thanks for the quick answer.
    Now I understand :D
    You're welcome. :D

    Here are a few corrections:

    Hello everyone,

    I have a little question. At this time I am learning English from an old practice book I used when I was in school. Among other things there is a cloze exercise where I have to fill in "have to", "have not to", "must" and "must not". I don't know when to use "have to" or "must".

    Example:
    My doctor says I ______ smoke. Itīs better for the health.

    I chose "have not to" but my book says the answer is "must not".

    Could you please explain to me why I have to choose "must not"?

  5. Dany's Avatar

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    Oh, there are really a lot of mistakes

    I must admit that I have nothing done for my English for seven years. I have forgotten a lot since that term. Today I'm sorry about it.

    Thanks for your corrects :D


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    Here are some more corrections Dany : !!

    'I must admit that I have done nothing about my English for the last seven years. I have forgotten a lot since then. Today, I feel sorry about it.

    Thanks for your corrections' lol:

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    To get back to your original question, Dany, 'have not to', or more commonly 'haven't to', is an older form of 'don't have to'.

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