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Unformatted text preview: to. We say he had to go (NOT he had to went). b needn’t is a modal verb (Unit 27) We needn’t finish today. 2 Use: necessity a general Students don’t usually have to pay tax. Y o u need to get a visa before you travel. b present and future time I have to finish this report today. We can’t find a babysitter; we’ ll have to stay in tonight. Y o u needn’t write it now. You can do it later. NOTICE: We also use have got to for present and future necessity (Unit 36.3). c past time There were no buses. I had to get a taxi. He said that they had to go. NOTICE: The meanings of have to, need to and needn’t are not exactly the same (Unit 35)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course ESL 100 taught by Professor Online during the Spring '10 term at Open Uni..
- Spring '10