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Table of contents Chapter 20 20.9 haber de (to have to)

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Chapter 20: Modal verbs (Auxiliaries)

  20.9 haber de (to have to)
Tthere is another possibility to express to have to / to must => haber de. When we think about it it's not so unusual since haber had been a full verb for to have to. Another question is what is said about a culture that has so many different forms of to have to (meaning more or less having no other choice than to do something, even if you do not want to). However, this is a philosophical question not necessarily a
grammatical.

  Example

He de hacerlo, si me guste o no.
= I have to do it whether I like it or not.

Él ha de decirselo.
= He has to tell it to her.


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