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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Modal verbs    

Modal verbs



totya ( F )
Palestine

Modal verbs
 
Could you help me, please?
I need to know what is the best modal verb for number 8
I answered it have to but my teacher ´s book says will have to  

30 Nov 2014      





cunliffe
United Kingdom

We will have to is better. It needs a future tense because that is what you will have to do the following morning.  And you would abbreviate: ´We´ll have to...´

30 Nov 2014     



totya ( F )
Palestine

Thank you, Cunliffe

30 Nov 2014     



yanogator
United States

But "have to" isn ´t wrong,, since the obligation already exists. In addition, "will have to" isn ´t one of the options. 

 Bruce

30 Nov 2014     



vivienne71
Greece

I agree with Cunliffe. ´Will have to ´ sounds better to me as there is reference to the following morning.

30 Nov 2014     



Enid Stella
South Africa

I agree with Bruce - ´have to ´ can be used to specify necessity. In this case it is necessary to make the lunch in the morning.

1 Dec 2014     



Enid Stella
South Africa

I agree with Bruce - ´have to ´ can be used to specify necessity. In this case it is necessary to make the lunch in the morning.

1 Dec 2014     



kmallett
Turkey

I agree with Cunliffe "will have to" as it is specifying necessity in the future - tomorrow morning.

1 Dec 2014     



Zora
Canada

I would have to agree with Bruce here since "will have to" isn ´t an option.

1 Dec 2014     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Whether it ´s an option or not, it ´s right.
Sorry, but the natural utterance uses ´will´. 

1 Dec 2014