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How to use have to, has to, had to, will have to, shall have to
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We use have, has, had, will, shall in our tense sentences but have to, has to, had to, will have to, shall have to have some different meanings and usage like modals showing a variety of meanings.
We will learn here the correct use of have to, has to, had to, will have to, shall have to in detail.
Use of have to and has to
We know that the modal verb Must shows internal compulsion, necessity and strong obligation. Have to and has to is used to show external compulsion.
They are used to show that you don’t want to do something but you are forced to do it.
An easy formula to use have to and has to.
Subject + have/has + infinitive (To+ v1) +………..
Now we will see some examples for the use of have to and has to.
- Sam has to get up early in the morning.
See here, Sam doesn’t want to get up early but he gets up early because of external compulsion may be by his parents or teachers or friends or something else.
2)People have to go to work daily.
3)I have to do my homework.
4)We have to take an exam.
5He has to practice daily.
6)She does not have to cook.
7)You have to give up sometimes.
8)They have to do housework.
This is the use of have to and has to.
Use of had to
Had to is used as a past form of have to and has to. Had to also shows external compulsion but in past. It indicates past compulsion. You did something in the past because of external compulsion.
Let me give you an easy formula for the use of had to
Subject+ had+ Infinitive (To +v1 )+ …….
Let me explain it through some examples.
- Sam had to get up early in the morning in his school days.
Here Sam got up because of external compulsion.
- We had to search for a job.
- They had to accept his excuses.
- He had to run fast to catch the train.
- You had to dance.
- She had to ask for help.
- Children had to keep quiet.
- People had to follow the rules.
This is the use of had to in the sentences.
Use of will have to and shall have to
Will have to and shall have to are used to show the future action that you will do because of external compulsion against your will. They are used as future forms of have to, has to and had to.
We are giving you a very easy formula for the correct use of will have to and shall have to
Subject+ will/shall + infinitive (To+ v1) +……
Here are some of the examples to clear your doubts about the use of will have to and shall have to
1)Sam will have to get up early in the morning.
Here Sam doesn’t want to get up early but he will get up because of some external compulsion against his will.
- They will have to report at 9.00 p.m.
- She will have to leave this city.
- He will have to quit his job.
- You will have to complete this project in time.
- Animals will have to face natural calamities.
- People will have to get vaccinated.
- You will have to come early.
- Students will have to follow the instructions.
This is the use of will have to and shall have to in our sentences.
From the above discussion, we can conclude that have to and has to are used for showing external compulsion. Had to is used to show the same in the past. Will have to and shall have to is used to show future compulsion.
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