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Have to /Structure
Message from ilyaaalee786 posted on 20-09-2017 at 06:24:25 (D | E | F)
Could you help me please?
Can we use "Have to" with Present Continuous Tense and Present Perfect Continuous Tense?
As I know we can use "Have to" with Present Simple and Present Perfect Tense. If I am not wrong, the following sentence is in Present Continuous tense with "Have to" structure:
- She has to be working with me.
Thanks for any reply.
Edited by lucile83 on 20-09-2017 07:14
Re: Have to /Structure from zilazila, posted on 21-09-2017 at 14:00:17 (D | E)
We cannot use 'have to' in this sentence. I mean in continuous tenses.
" She has to be working with me." , is not correct.
Edited by lucile83 on 21-09-2017 15:32
Re: Have to /Structure from dsmith, posted on 09-10-2017 at 02:50:10 (D | E)
This is a rare form but it can be used. Let me give you an example:
A police detective is chasing a criminal. He has found many clues to determine where the criminal is located...some clues rule out some cities. The detective thinks all the evidence is shows that the criminal is living in Boston. He might say to his colleagues.
The criminal has to be living in Boston!
There is some doubt but a firm belief.
Re: Have to /Structure from zilazila, posted on 09-10-2017 at 09:20:03 (D | E)
Yes, you are right. We can say, "The criminal has to be living in Boston! Because there is some doubt .
But what do you think about this sentence? Is it correct or not? "She has to be working with me." There is no doubt.
Re: Have to /Structure from dsmith, posted on 09-10-2017 at 14:35:31 (D | E)
Without any context I can't answer your question. That sentence can make sense in the right context.
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