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I have to

Positive


When you say that you have to do something it means that is necessary for you to do it.

 

Pronoun Example
IHaveI have to work tomorrow.
WeHaveWe have to do our homework.
YouHaveYou have to finish your dinner.
TheyHaveThey have to brush their teeth before going to sleep.
HeHasHe has to wear glasses
SheHasShe has to go to London for a business trip.
ItHasIt has to stop raining.

 

 

For the past tense (positive) we say ‘had to’…


 

  • I had to wake up early yesterday.

  • We had to share our sweets.

  • They had to walk home from school.

  • She had to sleep on sofa.

  • He had to cook dinner last weekend.

 

 

Negative


When you say that you don’t have to do something it means that is NOT necessary for you to do it.

 

Pronoun  Example
IDon’t / do notHaveI don’t have to wake up early.
WeDon’t / do notHaveWe don’t have to go to school tomorrow.
YouDon’t / do notHaveYou don’t have to wash the dishes.
TheyDon’t / do notHaveThey don’t have to sweep the floor.
HeDoesn’t / does notHasHe doesn’t have cook dinner.
SheDoesn’t / does notHasShe doesn’t have to drive me to the dentist.
ItDoesn’t / does notHasIt doesn’t have to snow every day in winter.

 

For the past tense (negative) we say ‘didn’t have to’…


 

  • I didn’t have to go to my grandma’s house yesterday.

  • We didn’t have to play football in the garden, we could’ve gone to the park.

  • They didn’t have to walk us home.

  • She didn’t have to work last Saturday.

  • He didn’t have to catch the train to work yesterday.

 

Questions


 

Present tense questionsExample
Do I have to…Do I have to sleep early tonight?
Do we have to…Do we have to stay at grandma’s house on the weekend?
Do you have to…Do you have to bake a cake for school?
Do they have to…Do they have to go shopping tomorrow?
Does he have to…Does he have to use my car on the weekend?
Does she have to…Does she have to work on Sunday?
Does it have to…Does it have to rain tomorrow?

 

 

Past tense questionsExample
Did I have to…Did I have to take the bus home?
Did we have to…Did we have to sleep early last night?
Did you have to…Did you have to scream at me?
Did they have to…Did they have to go on the school trip?
Did he have to…Did he have to buy new clothes?
Did she have to…Did she have to take the car?
Did it have to…Did it have to rain yesterday?

More questions…


 

  • When do you have to pay your fee for the school trip?

  • What time do you have to go to the doctors tomorrow?

  • Why did they have to be taken out of school early?

  • Who did he have to go to the dentist with?

  • Does Kevin have to work tomorrow?

 

When giving your opinion or saying something which is necessary you can use must or have to.

 

Example: I went to the cinema to watch Spiderman. It was an awesome film.

You must see it.

You have to see it

 

When you are NOT giving your opinion you use ‘have to/has to’. (You do NOT use must)

When you use ‘have to/has to’ (and not must) you are stating facts.

 

Example:

 

  • Mum has been having toothache a lot recently. She has to go to the dentist. (Not Jane must go to the doctor) = This is not my opinion, it is a fact.

  • Mum has been having toothache a lot recently. She must go to the dentist. = Now, this is my opinion so I can use must.

 

 

I have to… Exercises..


 

  1.  Complete the following sentences.

 

  • I have to __________________________________________________________________________

  • We have to ________________________________________________________________________

  • You have to ________________________________________________________________________

  • They have to _______________________________________________________________________

  • He has to __________________________________________________________________________

  • She has to __________________________________________________________________________

 

 

  1. Using the infinitive from the Exercise 1, change the sentences so that they become negatives.

 

  • __________________________________________________________________________________

  • __________________________________________________________________________________

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Using the following infinitives, create your own questions.

 

sleep, go, buy, do, take, make

 

  • Do I have to __________________________________________________________________

  • Do you have to _______________________________________________________________

  • Does he have to ______________________________________________________________

  • Did we have to ________________________________________________________________

  • Did she have to ________________________________________________________________

  • Did they have to ________________________________________________________________

 

Challenge: Label the following either fact or opinion.

 

  • She hasn’t been feeling well. She has to go to the doctors. _____________________

  • She hasn’t been feeling well. She must go to the doctors. _____________________

  • Jessica’s shoes have broken. She must buy a new pair. _____________________

  • Jessica’s shoes have broken. She has to buy a new pair. ____________________

 

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