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question about grammar



samahdaba1983**
Syria

question about grammar
 
What is the difference between must, have to ,and should

26 May 2012      



Panteleimon
Greece

must is used for obligation or certainty or extremely strong advice
You must do your duty
Who is in this car? It must be John because only John has blue hair.
You must tell your parents what happened!

have to is used for showing strong necessity 

i.e. You have to study today if the test is tomorrow

should is used for advice or recommendation
You should see that movie. It īs so exciting!

26 May 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

See the reference here
Here are the wss to practice those modals.
This was on the forum yesterday you might find it useful.
Sophia

26 May 2012     



piranhac
Tunisia

Must might be used for deduction
John didn īt come to school ,he must be ill.

26 May 2012