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    #1

    have to

    Hello,

    I would like to learn whether we can use or not.

    1)He will be having to finish his homework.

    2) He must be having to doing his homework...etc My question is can we use 'have to' with 'ing'? Because that is modal verb.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: have to

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to learn whether we can use or not.

    1)He will be having to finish his homework.

    2) He must be having to doing his homework...etc My question is can we use 'have to' with 'ing'? Because that is modal verb.

    Thanks
    Yes, but seldom/never used that way in AmE. Rather, "He will have to......" and "He must be doing..." OR "He must have to do......" OR "He must do....." depending on context.

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    #3

    Re: have to

    He must be having to doing his homework.
    He must be having to do his homework.

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    #4

    Re: have to

    In another thread started by you, you were asking how to tell a present simple from a present continuous. Your language abilities seem to go up and down with the tide.
    Last edited by curates-egg; 24-Aug-2011 at 19:36.

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    #5

    Re: have to

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    My question is can we use 'have to' with 'ing'? Because that is modal verb.
    What are you calling a modal verb here- must or have to?

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    #6

    Re: have to

    I know we can use 'ing' with 'have to'. But I wanted to learn whether we can use 'ing' with 'have to' with continuous tenses.

    Thanks

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    Re: have to

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    I know we can use 'ing' with 'have to'. But I wanted to learn whether we can use 'ing' with 'have to' with continuous tenses.
    He is having to be doing his homework.

    In theory this construction is possible, but I have never heard or seen it used.

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