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    #1

    Having to

    Having to stand in line so long is real a bummer.

    Standing in line so long is a real bummer.

    What is the difference in meaning of above sentences?
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    #2

    Re: Having to

    The first includes the compulsion to stand in line. You have no choice.

    The second has no such implication. You might be queueing voluntarily.

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