Lesson Twenty-Four, Part 2
making questions with “have to” Present Tense
Does he have to ____
Does she have to ____
Does it have to ____
A: What do you have to do today?
B: I have to go to work.
A: What does she have to do today?
B: She has to get some groceries.
It’s very important to notice that the only part of the question that changes is the helping verb when making a question. The main verb and “have to” remain in the simple form.
If you use “have to” when forming a past tense question, you only have to change the helping verb from “do” or “does” to “did.”
Did he have to ____
Did she have to ____
Did it have to ____
A: What did you have to do yesterday?
B: I had to drive to the airport.
What did he have to do at school?
He had to take a test.
Here are some examples:
Question: What do you have to do today?
Answer: I have to practice my guitar.
Question: Does Jin have to go shopping today?
Answer: No, she doesn’t. She went shopping yesterday. That’s why she doesn’t have to go shopping today.
Question: What did Yatie have to do today?
Answer: She had to take some pictures with her camera.
After that, she had to email the pictures to her friends.
(Notice that this is in the past tense.)
Directions: Use “have to” and the verb in parentheses ( ____ ) to complete each question in the present tense or the past tense:
1- 5 Present Tense:
1. _______ you ________ ______ ______ home? (go)
2. _______ she ________ _______ _______ today? (work)
3. What time ________ they ________ _______ _______ at the party? (be)
4. _______ I _______ _______ ________ all of this laundry today? (do)
5. How long _______ he ________ _______ ________ at the hospital? (stay)
6 – 10 Past Tense:
6. _______ Martha _______ _______ ________ her mother yesterday? (help)
7. What time ________ they _______ _______ _______ to the airport? (get)
8. Why _________ this _________ ________ ________ so long? (take)
9. ________ you _______ _______ ________ to school during the summer? (go)
10. Why _________ Bob _________ _________ _________ to the police? (talk)
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Next: Lesson Twenty-five The next lesson will help you learn to use the verb “want.”