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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  29/MAR/2011 8:21 PM
Assunto:  Must
Mensagem:  It's just an expression, a secondary meaning.

Your examples are very accurate.

You must come spend the weekend with us.  (We will have a lot of fun if you come, and you know that our house is your house.  Your invitation/advice/counsel is so strong that it is almost a command.)
You must try the cachaca I found in Sao Joao del Rei.  (It is fantastic!  I know you will like it very much.  You cannot go home without trying some.)

"Must" can even be a noun.
If you are in New York, going to see the Statue of Liberty is a must.  (Something you cannot miss, something very much worthwhile)
Buy a hat as soon as you reach Salvador.  It is a must.  (The sun is very strong, your brains will cook like churrasco on a grill if you are not wearing a hat, etc.)

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Must  –  Lili-Fpolis  29/MAR/2011, 8:05 PM
 Must  –  Dale-USA  29/MAR/2011, 8:21 PM

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