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    You didn't have

    You didn't have to come with her.
    You didn't have to do anything.

    I want to understand how does "have" function in these sentences?
    I understand "have" is used as a main verb and also to show the obligation. Am I correct?

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    Re: You didn't have

    "Have to" has the same meaning the same as "must". However, we don't use any version of "must" in negative sentences.

    You have to come with me = You must come with me.
    You don't have to come with me. (There is no way to say this using "must")
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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