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Thread: Mrs



    Please tell me,
    Can i say
    I have to owe you a lot.
    I should use I owe you a lot ONLY (even when I want to give stress to that word)

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    Re: Mrs

    The second option is much more preferable.

  2. matilda

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    you can just use the second sentence. the first one is not only ungramatical, but also nonsense and goesn't guide the listener to the meaning.


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    Re: Mrs

    "I have to" means there is compulsion to do something. "I can't visit tomorrow, I have to go to the dentist".

    That doesn't make sense with "owe", because either you are in somebody's debt or you are not. Nobody would ever say: "Now, owe this person five pounds immediately!"

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