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    Must/have to

    Hi everybody.

    What is better? And why? "Do you have to go?" or "Must you go"

    Thank you!!!


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    Re: Must/have to

    Better in what way?

    They are both correct and equally polite.


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    Re: Must/have to

    So there is no difference at all? Which one is more common?

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    Re: Must/have to

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    So there is no difference at all? Which one is more common?
    Both are commonplace! Depends where you want to use them.

    But 'have to' is rather inspiring the obligation than 'must'.
    Also 'Got to' is rather obligatory than the all.


    Cheers,
    P

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    Re: Must/have to

    I must go to school. Meaning I force myself to go.
    I have to go to school. Saying it's something out of me that obliges me to go. It's a necessity.

    You mustn't go out of here. Saying it's forbidden, you shan't go out. Somebody forces you to go out.
    You haven't to go out of here. Meaning you don't need to go out. Nobody obliges you to go out.

    I learned like that..

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    Re: Must/have to

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    I must go to school. Meaning I force myself to go.
    I have to go to school. Saying it's something out of me that obliges me to go. It's a necessity.

    You mustn't go out of here. Saying it's forbidden, you shan't go out. Somebody forces you (to stay) not to go out.
    (You do not have to go out) You haven't to go out of here. Meaning you don't need to go out. Nobody obliges you to go out.

    I learned like that..
    k
    Last edited by banderas; 29-Apr-2008 at 22:57. Reason: typo

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    Re: Must/have to

    You are right banderas. Awful mistake of me. I don't have, you don't have... Really basic.

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    Re: Must/have to

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    You are right banderas. Awful mistake of me. I don't have, you don't have... Really basic.
    All we are here to learn.
    When I think too quickly, I happen to make a mistake too, as you did. A good thing is that next second I know I made it.

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    Re: Must/have to

    Hoping that we have answered to kukinecka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    You haven't to go out of here. Meaning you don't need to go out. Nobody obliges you to go out.

    I learned like that..
    You might have been taught like this:

    You haven't got to go out of here.


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