tenerque - expression and since there is no subject, the...

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Tener que + infinitive is one way to express obligation or necessity. This expression can be translated as "someone has to do something." Tener is conjugated according to the subject of the sentence. Tengo que comer las verduras. I have to eat the vegetables. Ángel tiene que leer el periódico. Ángel has to read the newspaper. Ellos tienen que comprar una revista. They have to buy a magazine. Hay que + infinitive is used to express the idea of "one must do something" or, "it is necessary to do something." It is a more general
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Unformatted text preview: expression and since there is no subject, the verb form hay is always used. Hay que tomar un taxi. It is necessary to take a taxi. Hay que estudiar mucho. One must study a lot. These examples illustrate the contrasting uses of these two expressions: Mara tiene un examen el lunes. Ella tiene que estudiar. Mara has a test on Monday. She has to study. No es fcil aprender el espaol. Hay que practicar mucho. It isn't easy to learn Spanish. It is necessary to practice a lot....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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