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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Do you have to be such an idiot?

    Do you have to be such an idiot?

    Does this sound natural?

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    #2

    Re: Do you have to be such an idiot?

    Yes.

    You could also start the same sentence with "why":

    "Why do you have to be such an idiot?"

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: Do you have to be such an idiot?

    It certainly sounds natural in British English.

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    #4

    Re: Do you have to be such an idiot?

    It's said to me very often.

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    #5

    Re: Do you have to be such an idiot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckaslike View Post
    "Why do you have to be such an idiot?"
    Is it similar to 'Why are you such an idiot?'

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    #6

    Re: Do you have to be such an idiot?

    Yes.

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