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    #1

    must

    1) It is a must.
    2) It is a must see country/film.
    3) You must see it.

    All correct?

    (I pondered over article "a"in 2) and not having "to" for some time, but seems that I got everything right)

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    #2

    Re: must

    Hello, irinaofr.

    I would use a hyphen in #2:
    It is a must-see country/film.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie..._1#must_1__408

    Otherwise, they are all grammatically correct.


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    #3

    Re: must

    Having read the link in the above post, I think it is also correct to say 'This country/film is a must-see'.
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    #4

    Re: must

    How about

    1) Must a visit
    2) Must visit
    3) Must to visit

    3) should be wrong
    2-?
    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: must

    Will try again.
    It is a wonderful country, it is a must to visit.
    You must visit it.
    It is must a visit.

    Not sure at alll....Need your help, please.
    Thanks!

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    #6

    Re: must

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Will try again.
    It is a wonderful country. Visiting it is a must.
    You must visit it. - Okay
    It is must a visit. - No

    Not sure at alll....Need your help, please.
    Thanks!
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    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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    #7

    Re: must

    How about:

    It is a must to see/ to visit (museum) if you are in NY.
    It is a must to see country if you can afford it.

    I'm trying to find ways when "must to see" can be said (if it can be).

    Thanks.

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    #8

    Re: must

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    How about:

    It is a must to see/ to visit (museum) if you are in NY.
    It is a must to see country if you can afford it.

    I'm trying to find ways when "must to see" can be said (if it can be).

    Thanks.
    You can say either, replacing the word "country" with the name of a country. "It's a must to see the Statue of Liberty when you're in New York." It doesn't sound terribly natural to me but it's not shocking.

    "Must" is a noun in these sentences, not a verb.
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    #9

    Re: must

    Sorry, still not very clear. Let me try again, please.

    I went to Aurstralia, loved it.

    1) It is a must-see.
    2) It is a must-see country.
    3) It is a must to see.
    4) It is a must to visit country.
    5) It is a must to visit.
    6) It is a must-visit.

    Could you please say yes/no to all of my sentences.

    Many thanks.

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    #10

    Re: must

    Only 1 and 2 are correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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