Modal Mania: It’s an obligation Janette: You MUST, You HAVE TO.

Must and Have to, can be used to express obligations. Simply put: Must expresses a personal obligation while Have to an impersonal obligation or a fact. As Christmas is not far off my mother has given me the following obligations:

Janette obligations Well, my plan is to avoid going back to the UK for Christmas so I don’t have to do any of the above. Furthermore, I would rather slit my own wrists and cut out my tongue than drink eggnog. Eggnog is for nutjobs and dairy lovers!

scarecrowSeriously, what’s the problem with looking like a scarecrow, talking about my new favourite Spanish sitcom, ‘Gym Tony’, and drinking vodka?

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3 responses to “Modal Mania: It’s an obligation Janette: You MUST, You HAVE TO.

  1. Hi, my mother used to pumper me like a hen with our chicks and I had to do far-fetched things,.when I went back on holiday. However, nowadays I am the mother!! and, of course, my sons HAVE TO do a long list, then I will be over the moon.

    • Hi Juanabeach, you have just made me laugh my pants off! ´´Pumper me like a hen with our chicks´´ Is that a new amazing Spanglish expression? In English, we have an expression: to hen peck, which means to continually criticise and order about. However, truth be told, I am crazy about your expression, it´s BRILLIANT! With regards to you being a mother, yes, boss your children about, I´m sure they deserve it. I am over the moon with you!

  2. Hi Juanabeach, you have just made me laugh my pants off! ´´Pumper me like a hen with our chicks´´ Is that a new amazing Spanglish expression? In English, we have an expression: to hen peck, which means to continually criticise and order about. However, truth be told, I am crazy about your expression, it´s BRILLIANT! With regards to you being a mother, yes, boss your children about, I´m sure they deserve it. I am over the moon with you!

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