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    Default you have to wash = you will have to wash ?

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is a difference brteen the meanings of the following two sentences?

    Tomorrow, you have to wash the car.

    Tomorrow, you will have to wash the car.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Default Re: you have to wash = you will have to wash ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is a difference brteen the meanings of the following two sentences?

    Tomorrow, you have to wash the car.

    Tomorrow, you will have to wash the car.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    It depends how you say it vil, if you emphasise 'will' in the second example, it carries more force than the first. They mean about the same, the car has to be washed and it's you that must do it.

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    Default Re: you have to wash = you will have to wash ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is a difference brteen the meanings of the following two sentences?

    Tomorrow, you have to wash the car.

    Tomorrow, you will have to wash the car.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Keep in mind that small differences in wording highlight small differences in what you are trying to say. "Have" in this case is a modal verb denoting obligation. What is the difference in meaning between "have" and "will have"? What does that say about the obligation to wash the car?
    Last edited by abaka; 13-Jan-2009 at 16:47.

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