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  1. Unregistered
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    need to, supposed to, have to, must, should

    they all mean the same right? or am I wrong? I just want to make sure.

  2. Dany's Avatar

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    Re: need to, supposed to, have to, must, should

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    they all mean the same right? or am I wrong? I just want to make sure.
    Hello,

    there are some differents.

    have to is used by laws.
    Example: Dogs have to wait outside.

    must is used if you want to do something. It's not a law.
    Example: I must ask Julia out today.

    need to is used, if you need something.
    Example: I need a new television.
    needn't is the opposide of must.
    Example: I needn't ask Julia out today.

    supposed to is used, if you guess something.
    Example: I suppose so. (like: I think so.)

    should is used, if you want to say, that it is better to do something.
    Example: If you are ill, you should go to the doctor.


    I hope this helps.

    Kind regards,
    Dany
    Last edited by Dany; 06-Jan-2005 at 22:22.

  3. dodgerfan2002
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    Re: need to, supposed to, have to, must, should

    I am the one who asked the question. I forgot to log on sorry.

    1. I need to do my homework.
    2. I am supposed to do my homework.
    3. I have to do my homework.
    4. I must do my homework.
    5. I should do my homework.

    If have to is used by law and must is not, then what about the rest?

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