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    #1

    have to make a lot of money

    a. You must make a lot of money to have a house like this.
    b. You have to make a lot of money to have a house like this.
    c. You should make a lot of money to have a house like this.



    Which of the sentences a-c correspond to which of the sentences 1-3?

    1. If you want to have a house like this, you have to make a lot of money.

    2. I can tell that you make a lot of money, because you have a house like this.

    3. You ought to make and lot of money and buy a house like this.


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    #2

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    This looks a lot like homework. We are not here to do your homework for you.

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    #3

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    Thank you.
    I understand.
    What can I do to prove to you that it is not homework?
    The only thing I could say is that that puzzle is a bit too complicated for learners.

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    #4

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    Try giving us your answer first, along with your explanation for your choice.
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    #5

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    Thank you so much Skrej.

    (a) could definitely be used to mean (2) and would probably be the best sentence for that meaning. It could also be used for (1).
    (c) could be used for (1) and (3).
    (b) could be used for any of the three meanings.

    But I am not sure at all. I am not sure that (1) could not also mean (3). (3) is a strange thing to say and that is why it might confuse people.

    a1. You must stay at home to take care of your sister.
    a2. You have to stay at home to take care of your sister.
    a3. You should stay at home to take care of your sister.


    All three seem to work and they correspond to (3) as far as the grammar is concerned.

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    #6

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    You seem to be asking a different question now. Please clarify exactly what it is you want to ask.
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    #7

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    Thank you Bhaisahab,

    My question is about the original sentences. I just said what I thought about them. The sentences a1-a3 are there just to illustrate a point. But my question is about the sentences a-c. You can forget a1-a3. I shouldn't have written them. I complicated things needlessly.

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    #8

    Re: have to make a lot of money

    I am not a teacher

    To me it seems like 1,2,3 to c,a,b.

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