The differences between Must or Have to in English

€œMust€ or €œHave to€, which is the difference in English?

The English is not in himself a difficult language. Their simple vocabulary, the conjugation of their verbs and their grammar without tildes are good examples of it; but also it has his traps: as the use of €œMust€ or €œHave to€.

Thanks to a study of Cambridge about the frequent errors in English, we know that the speakers of Spanish we have an innate gift to eat letters, to change them of position or to even add a few of more (To see from time to time €œEspain€ makes damage in view of anyone€¦). This fact acquires knowledge clearly with examples as €œBecause€; word that we castellanoparlantes them have gotten to write of 273 different ways. Truth of the good one, unfortunately€¦

€œFalse Friends€, €œPhasal verbs€€¦ Always are terms in English that can be very confused at the time of using them correctly. Nobody is born knowing and all we commit errors, even in our native language. The vital difference, as much in languages as in the day to day, is to be conscious of our own failures and to deal with not returning to repeat them.

In fact, according to 93% of the professors of English, the shame is our greater limitation at the time of learning this language. So loosen you long hair, they ten confidence in same you, and of head to the swimming pool (who the life are only 2 days 😉). The first step is to have a good base for it; and that is why in present articles we will in detail explain one to you of the most common doubts at the time of learning English. That is to say: which is the difference between €œMust€ and €œHave to€?


When to use €œMust€ or €œHave to€ in English

Surely as you know well, €œMust€ and €œHave to€ are auxiliary verb. Both are used to speak of obligation. €œMust€ is translated as €œHaving€ and €œto Have to€ as €œHaving€.

Sometimes they are possible to be used indifferently, especially when we make use of the first person, since they practically have the same sense. However, certain differences exist that there are to very consider and that we indicated to you next, especially in its negative forms (taken care of with €œMustn't and €œDon't have much to€) and that will serve you to learn the general rules with examples and phrases with €œMust€ and €œHave to€.


When to use €œMust€ in English

€œMust€ is used generally to express a commitment or an internal obligation, with one same one or the others, personal and noninstitutional obligations, more felt than imposed (this last one is very important).  €œMust€ is a modal verb, reason why unlike €œHave to€ is not conjugated (it does not have past nor future time by itself). In its negative form (€œMustn't€) it express €œProhibition€. Examples:

  • You must eats visit when you're to me in town. €“ You must come to visit to me when you are in the town.

  • I must go to you see. I'm exhausted. €“ I must go me to the bed. I am exhausted.

  • You must try that new Italian restaurant. The food is great! €“ You must prove that new Italian restaurant. The food is brilliant!

  • You mustn't smoke in the building. €“ It is prohibited to smoke in the building.

  • You mustn't tell Pepe what happened. You might hurt his feelings. €“ You do not have to tell him to Pepe what it happened. Perhaps you hurt its feelings.

  • You must learn AT least five new words every day. €“ You must learn at least five new words every day.

  • There am must feel to better to later. €“ It would have to feel better later.

Other uses of €œMust€

Although of secondary form, €œMust€ also is used in another type of situations. For example, to indicate that something is the logical result of a deduction or supposition:

  • You smell that? Hmmm€¦ it mustbe to cake! €“ You smell that? It must of being a cake.

  • I can't find my keys. I must have lost them. €“ Nonencounter my keys. I must have them lost.

  • The bus must have left already. There's nobody waiting. €“ The bus must have marched. There is nobody hoping.

As well as for external obligations whichever these they are pronounced of written form and in formal contexts. The following examples will clarify it everything:

  • Guests AT the hotel must check out before 12 p.m. €“ The guests of the hotel must make the €œCheck out€ before the 12 p.m.

  • Employees must wash hands before returning to work. €“ The employees must wash the hands before returning to the work.

  • Students must pass to their exams in order to continues to the next clay. €“ The students must pass their to continue with the following degree.


When to use €œHave to€ in English

€œHave to€ is used generally to speak of an external obligation, when it is the fulfillment of a norm, law, to have or an obligation imposed by one third person, although also is used to make more emphasis in a personal obligation. In his negative form (€œDon't have to€) it is less forceful than €œMust€. It express a sense similar to €œis not necessary€, €œyou are not forced to€, €œIt is not necessary that€, etc, etc. We see everything what we finished commenting with the following examples:

  • You have to get to visa if you want to work in the USA. €“ You must secure a visa if you want to work in the United States.

  • I have to get up early tomorrow. I have to meeting AT 9 A.M. €“ I must raise early morning to me. I have a meeting to 9 A.M.

  • We have to leave now. If we don't, we'll beauty queen our flight. €“ We must go to us now. If we do not do it we will lose our flight.

  • For You don't have to work to big corporation if you don't want to. €“ It is not necessary that you work for a great company if you do not want.

  • I don't have to get up early tomorrow. €“ It is not necessary that rises to me tomorrow early.

And already it is! We hope to have solved all doubts on the differences between €œMust€ and €œHave to€ that so many and so many students of the English ask week to us after week. Anyway, it remembers that there are many more grammar aspects of the English that there are to consider (and many of them more complicated than the subject at issue we have tried). The courses of That €˜s Cool Education ( we affected this one and other many grammar aspects by means of multitude of examples and practical exerciseses with which you will obtain to much ease and fluidity with your English. Create to us: it is necessary much more that a few articles to get to dominate to this language 😉