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Autor:  Isadora
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Data:  12/OUT/2011 11:28 AM
Assunto:  must /have to
Mensagem:  Hi ,

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 ?
Thanks ,

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 must /have to   –  Isadora  12/OUT/2011, 11:28 AM
must /have to   –  Dale-USA  12/OUT/2011, 12:06 PM
must /have to   –  Dale-USA  12/OUT/2011, 2:18 PM
must /have to   –  Maria Madalena  12/OUT/2011, 6:14 PM
must /have to   –  Dale-USA  13/OUT/2011, 1:17 AM

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