Choose the correct answers:
- When most people visit a foreign country, they __________ (must, have to, had to) get a passport and a visa.
- My cousin __________ (must, has to, had to) get his passport and visa before he came to study in the United States.
- He also __________ (must, has to, had to) arrive here before the semester started.
“Must”, “have to”, and “had to” all explain responsibilities, obligations, and necessities.
must, have to: They are for current or future situations. “Must” is stronger than “have to”.
had to: It is for past situations. It is the past tense of “must” and “have to”.
- In Sentence #1, it is about the current official law. Both “must” and “have to” are correct, but “must” has a stronger and more formal tone.
- In Sentence #2 and #3, the context shows that the actions occurred in the past, so the past tense “had to” is used.
- To learn to drive in the United States, a person __________ (must, has to, had to) be at least sixteen years old.
- I learned to drive for the first time in my mid-twenties. I __________ (must, have to, had to) go to a driving school in order to learn well.
- I also __________ (must, have to, had to) borrow my friend’s car to practice driving because I did not have a car of my own then.
must/have to; had to; had to
must/has to; had to; had to