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B24 Have To

Lesson Twenty-Four, Part 1

have to

singular
plural
I have to _____
We have to ____
You have to____
You have to ____

He has to ____

She has to ____

It has to ____

They have to ____

You have to go to school tomorrow.

He has to do some work.

They have to travel to New York.

 

 (These sentences are in the present tense.)

“have to” = necessary, important

After “have to” use the simple form of the verb.

 

 

Here are some examples:

I
have to get new glasses.
You
have to get new glasses, too.
He
has to go to work tomorrow.
She
has to talk to her supervisor.
It
has to ripen before we eat it.
We
have to get new glasses.

 

  I + you = we

You
have to get up early tomorrow.
They
have to talk about some new ideas.

To make “have to” negative:

do + not + have to + main verb

Singular
Plural
I don’t have to _____
We don’t have to ____
You don’t have to _____
You don’t have to ____
He doesn’t have to _____
They don’t have to _____
She doesn’t have to _____
It doesn’t have to _____

We don’t have to be there until 8:00.

She doesn’t have to do the dishes tonight.

They don’t have to clean their house.

 

Practice

Directions: Use “have to” and the verb in parentheses ( ____ ) to complete each sentence.

1.  He ________ ________ ________ his homework. (finish)

2.  They _______ ________ ________ ________ to work tomorrow. (go — negative)

3. Alice ________ ________ ________ a dentist. (see)

4.  I ________ ________ ________ eating better. (start)

5.  You ________ ________ ________ some bread from the store. (get)

6.  We ________ ________ ________ ________ this chapter. (read — negative)

7.  She ________ _______ ________ at work by 5:00 a.m. (be)

8.  This ________ ________ ________ ________ on. (be — negative)

9.  These glasses ________ ________ ________ right. (fit)

10. We ________ ________ ________ English in class. (speak)

(Answers: 1. has to finish; 2. don’t have to go; 3. has to see; 4. have to start;  5. have to get; 6. don’t have to read; 7. has to be; 8. doesn’t have to be; 9. have to fit; 10. have to speak)

You’re almost finished with the Blue Level!

Next: “have to” Part 2

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