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has to/ have to/ had to


has to/ have to/ had to
Dear Friends,

I confused about these two sentences, which one is correct? considering the following sentence, when we want to change it to the question form, i confused with have to and has to....

She had to study. 

Did she has to study? .......or Did she have to study? which one is correct?Ermm

Thanks for your help in advance.

21 Jan 2014      


Did she have  to study???? I think this is the correct answer.

Aux + s + inf without to....?

21 Jan 2014     


per7 is right. The infinitive is "have" . Present simple is "has" with he,she,it and "have" with I,You,We, They. Question form does she have / do they have?

Past of have is had with all pronouns, the question form is "did she have / did they have?

21 Jan 2014     


Did she have to study?
 It"s the simple past question form and the verb always comes back to the infinitive state without   for the  questions or negative forms
She had to study!  Did she have to study?  She didn �t have to study! 

21 Jan 2014     

United States

The way I teach using do/did as auxiliary verbs for questions and negatives in the simple present and the simple past is to always change do, not the main verb. So the -s marker for third person singular in the simple present is "She doesn �t have to study" goes on do, for does. And the past tense marker works the same way: "Did she have to study?" I �m a big believer in learning one rule and using it wherever it applies whenever possible.

21 Jan 2014