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Would you explain for me why using HAVE in this sentence?



 
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Would you explain for me why using HAVE in this sentence? #1 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 5:48 am   Would you explain for me why using HAVE in this sentence?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #183 "Modal Verbs (1)", question 8

I ......... to pay for this traffic ticket on time.

(a) must
(b) have
(c) might
(d) should

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #183 "Modal Verbs (1)", answer 8

I have to pay for this traffic ticket on time.

Correct answer: (b) have

Your answer was: incorrect
I must to pay for this traffic ticket on time.
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Would you explain for me why using HAVE in this sentence? #2 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 7:16 am   Would you explain for me why using HAVE in this sentence?
 

The word 'to' following the verb makes all the other answers incorrect.
We do not use:
must to
might to
or should to

Your answer - must - would have been fine if there were no 'to':
"I must pay for this traffic ticket..."
Because of the addition of 'to'. it need to be
"I have to pay for this traffic ticket..."

Both have the same meaning.

It is important to read these test questions very carefully. The addition or removal of one word can often make the difference between a right and a wrong answer. Don't forget they are testing both your reading and your understanding.
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