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    Having to do

    What does "having to do" mean and how to use it?

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    #2

    Re: Having to do

    ...and how to can I use it? How many times do we have to tell you this?


    It means nothing on its own.

    You should know by now that you need to put it into a sentence for us to consider.

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    #3

    Re: Having to do

    Yes tufguy. You have to do it right.
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    #4

    Re: Having to do

    Editing fo this thread

    "What does "having to do" mean? How can I use it?
    Is it correct? This is how I have to do editing?

    Does it mean temporary obligation? Like "you have taken this job so now you are having to do this work in time".

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    #5

    Re: Having to do

    The following might be worth your reference.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's also possible for an ongoing present situation of limited duration: My wife is away this week, so I'm having to pour my own beer.
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    #6

    Re: Having to do

    It is similar to "have to do", right?

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    #7

    Re: Having to do

    It is same as "have to do". Anyone can be used in the kind of situation that has been mentioned in the previous post, is it right? Please disregard my previous post which was posted in error.
    Last edited by tufguy; 09-Mar-2016 at 14:22.

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    #8

    Re: Having to do

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "you have taken this job so now you are having to do this work in time".
    I don't think it is an ongoing present situation of limited duration.

    I have to quote 5jj again.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The non-progressive form is nearly always correct, and is the safest choice for learners.
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    #9

    Re: Having to do

    I have been away from my home for a few days so I am having to do my work on my own. Is it correct?

    What is this non progressive form?

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    #10

    Re: Having to do

    The progressive form is "having to do." The non-progressive form is "have/has to do."

    Examples:
    Tufguy asked a question having to do with the progressive form illustrated in this sentence.

    Tufguy asked a question that had to do with the non-progressive form that this sentence employs.

    On an off-topic note, congratulations for using the Like​ button in post #5.
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