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    Has to be

    It has to be done on high priority.

    What will be the "active voice" of this sentence?

    Is this present tense?

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    Re: Has to be

    The original sentence isn't correct. Do you mean This has to be given the highest priority?

    You could say something like this, using the imperative: Give this matter the highest priority. With the active voice, you might say ​I want you to give this the highest priority.
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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    It has to be done on high priority.
    That sounds unnatural to me. I would use "urgently" or "as a matter of priority" instead of "on high priority."

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    Is this present tense?
    It refers either to the future or the present time.
    Take a look at the link below to learn how modal verbs refer to time.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...modality-tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    What will be the "active voice" of this sentence?
    [Subject] has/have to do it urgently.

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    Re: Has to be

    Active voices:

    - Do it right away.
    - Give it top priority.
    - Drop everything else and get it done.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    That sounds unnatural to me. I would use "urgently" or "as a matter of priority" instead of "on high priority."


    It refers either to the future or the present time.
    Take a look at the link below to learn how modal verbs refer to time.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...modality-tense



    [Subject] has/have to do it urgently.



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    Question.

    I have been trying to learn to use of "has to be", "have to be", "to be" (not talking about is, am and are) and "need to be" for one year but couldn't understand them.

    Please teach me with few examples so that I could use them properly.
    Also, please share a website from where I could learn the subject topic.

    Also, correct me where mistakes were done in the question by me.

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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    Thank you so much for the answer.

    I am always afraid to write on this page, because most of the time, I make mistakes in my question.

    Anyhow, I have been learning so many new things since I joined the forum. logged in.

    Many thanks to you, Rover, GoesStation and all other teachers who have been teaching to everyone on this forum.
    You're welcome, Zee10. There's absolutely no reason to be afraid. We all make mistakes, and we learn from them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    Question.

    I have been trying to learn to use of "has to be", "have to be", "to be" (not talking about is, am and are) and "need to be" for one year but couldn't understand them.

    Please teach me with few some examples so that I could use them properly.
    Also, please share a website from where I could learn about the above. subject topic.

    Also, please correct me where any mistakes were done in my question. the question by me.
    It's much better if you show us the example sentences that are troubling you. That way, we can provide a more targeted and more meaningful answer.

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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    You're welcome, Zee10. There's absolutely no reason to be afraid. We all make mistakes, and we learn from them.



    It's much better if you show us the example sentences that are troubling you. That way, we can provide a more targeted and more meaningful answer.

    At this time, I don't remember all the sentence, however, I will ask day to day basis.

    1.
    Consolidated delivery has not be done for the subject purchase order.
    Consolidated delivery has to be ......

    2.
    I have sent you my clothes to be washed.
    Cloths were sent/ have been sent to you to be washed.

    3.
    This matter has to be taken up front of the management.
    This matter has to be taken up in the meeting.

    4.
    You don't have to be a part of this project.

    5.
    All the products have to be delivered latest by next week.
    This product has to be delivered.....

    6.
    We want the material to delivered in our Dubai warehouse.

    7.
    Customers detail to be carried forward to the next step.


    8.
    Please find attched the credit application form to be filled.

    Sir/mam,

    I hope you would have understood what I was trying to asked you. Also, please contact my mistake.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    At this time, I don't remember all the sentences. However, I will ask as I remember them. day to day basis.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    1.
    Consolidated delivery has not be done for the subject purchase order.
    Consolidated delivery has to be ......
    The first is not natural. Here, we have the "has/have to" structure; it's used for obligation.
    http://learnenglishteens.britishcoun...ion-and-advice


    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    2.
    I have sent you my clothes to be washed.
    Clothes were sent/ have been sent to you to be washed.
    This is the passive infinitive.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ive-or-passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    3.
    This matter has to be taken brought up in front of the management.
    This matter has to be taken brought up in the meeting.
    Obligation- see above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    4.
    You don't have to be a part of this project.
    Obligation (negative)- see above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    5.
    All the products have to be delivered latest by next week at the latest.
    This product has to be delivered.....
    Obligation- see above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    6.
    We want the material to be delivered in to our Dubai warehouse.
    Passive infinitive- see above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    7.
    Customer details are to be carried forward to the next step.
    Passive infinitive- see above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    8.
    Please find attached the credit application form to be filled.
    Passive infinitive- see above. Here, "which is/needs" is implied before "to be."

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    Sir/mam,

    I hope you would have understood what I was trying to ask you. Also, please contact my mistakes.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The first is not natural. Here, we have the "has/have to" structure; it's used for obligation.
    http://learnenglishteens.britishcoun...ion-and-advice



    This is the passive infinitive.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ive-or-passive


    Obligation- see above.


    Obligation (negative)- see above.


    Obligation- see above.


    Passive infinitive- see above.


    Passive infinitive- see above.


    Passive infinitive- see above. Here, "which is/needs" is implied before "to be."


    It means all of these are correct sentences except first sentence.

    I visited the page for link was pasted by you.

    What I understood is, I shouldn't put "not" with "to be".

    You must not consilidate this order with others.
    Please don't consoludate the subject order with other orders.

    Are these correct now?

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    Re: Has to be

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The first is not natural. Here, we have the "has/have to" structure; it's used for obligation.
    http://learnenglishteens.britishcoun...ion-and-advice



    This is the passive infinitive.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ive-or-passive


    Obligation- see above.


    Obligation (negative)- see above.


    Obligation- see above.


    Passive infinitive- see above.


    Passive infinitive- see above.


    Passive infinitive- see above. Here, "which is/needs" is implied before "to be."

    I just saw it again as I missed "to" in the first sentence.


    Consolidated delivery has not be to done for the subject purchase order.

    Is that present tense? And for past, will it be " had not to be done"?



    Now, is that correct?

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