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    #1

    should must have to

    Hello,

    I have seen a sentece now, and I would like to learn whether it is grammatically correct or not.

    -You can't really be mad like I'm mad.
    And you shouldn't have to be. He's your brother.

    My question is can we use 'have to' with should and must together?

    or
    And you musn't have to be. He's your brother.

    Thanks...

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    Re: should must have to

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    Hello,

    I have seen a sentece now, and I would like to learn whether it is grammatically correct or not.

    -You can't really be mad like I'm mad.
    And you shouldn't have to be. He's your brother.

    My question is can we use 'have to' with should and must together?
    No, but using "should" and "have to" together as above is correct.

    or
    And you musn't have to be. He's your brother.

    Thanks...
    No, you can't say, "You mustn't have to be" in this context. I think you are trying to say that since he is your brother you shouldn't/mustn't/needn't ... be angry like I am at him; that is, it would not be natural for you to be as angry as I am at him.

    But the modal verb(s) you use depends on exactly how you want to frame this. I don't see why you should need more than one modal or helper/auxiliary verb.

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    Re: should must have to

    I have seen that sentence in the movie named the vampire diaries. As you know that it is an American tv-series.

    Is it impossible to use them together? Because I couldn't understand why the sentence I wrote is correct. Can you explain that?

    -You can't really be mad like I'm mad.
    And you shouldn't have to be. He's your brother.

    They must have to be also included since they are animals too right?

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    #4

    Re: should must have to

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    -You can't really be mad like I'm mad.
    And you shouldn't have to be. He's your brother.
    You should not be required to be angry at him.
    You should not {have to = be requried to} be {implied "mad at him the way I am"}.


    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    They must have to be also included since they are animals too right?
    I don't understand this.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: should must have to

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    I have seen that sentence in the movie named the vampire diaries. As you know that it is an American tv-series.

    Is it impossible to use them together? Because I couldn't understand why the sentence I wrote is correct. Can you explain that?
    You wrote several sentences. If you're going to ask the same question, the answer is the same. If it's a different question, please make it clear what sentences you are refering to.


    -You can't really be mad like I'm mad.
    And you shouldn't have to be. He's your brother.
    I already said this was correct.

    They must have to be also included since they are animals too right?
    You've lost me with the last question. Who are animals? And how does that mean they should be included? And what should they be included in?

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