Don't have to or won't have to ?

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GentleBoy

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Won't you have to go out now? Shall I lock the gate then?

In my understanding we should use "will have to" for "obligation+certainty". Is the above sentence unnatural.
Is it better way to say

"Don't you have to go out now? Shall I lock the gate then?".
 

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Example-

Won't you have to go out now? Shall I lock the gate then?

In my understanding we should use "will have to" for "obligation+certainty". Is the above sentence unnatural.
Is it better way to say

"Don't you have to go out now? Shall I lock the gate then?".
Your first sentence is not right. The second one is. We are talking about 'now'. Why do you want to use a future construction?
 

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It's all right. Let me omit "now" from the sentence. Which sentence I should use .

Won't you have to go out ? Shall I lock the gate then?
OR
"Don't you have to go out ? Shall I lock the gate then?".


Thanks.


 

BobK

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'Won't' would work in a few contexts (as long as you don't say 'now'), but 'don't' is much more likely; and I feel that with a future (won't) you'd be more likely to use some more 'assertive' verb, like 'get out'.

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