LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||12/OUT/2011 11:28 AM|
|Assunto:||must /have to|
I was reading about this subject in a grammar book and it was written :
"For obligation , we can sometimes use either must or have to , but they have differnet meanings .
Must= the speaker has made the decision .He imposes the obligation on himself .
Have to = somebody else has made the decision .The obligation is from outside the speaker ." from Trouble with Verbs ? David Bolton and Noel Goodlye pag . 61
So, I was wondering if it is always like that , I mean , if I want to say that I need strongly to to do sth I should use must , like in I must study hard , I can't say I have to study hard , since this decision was made by me , the speaker . On the other hand , if I someone tells me : you need strongly to study hard , it would be you have to study hard and it is wrong to say you must study hard , since the someone else has made the decision . Is that the way we can make differences between must and have to ? Did I catch the book explanation properly ?
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