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Using I HAVE TO + VERB to Build Sentences

Using "I Have to + verb" to Build Sentences

Dear reader, it is useful to learn a lot about "Have". it's one of the most used English words.


How to use "I have to + verb"?


"I have to + verb" is used to describe something that should happen soon. It expresses certainty, necessity, or obligation. 

Here are some examples:

  • Do I have to do it again? --I'm afraid so.
  • Do I have to remind you yet again?
  • I have to admit, the idea of marriage scares me.
  • I have to be smart for work.
  • I have to blush to admit that thing.
  • I have to catch up on my sleep.
  • I have to comb my hair.
  • I have to complain against him because of his rudeness.
  • I have to consult the manager about the matter.
  • I have to do it anyhow.
  • I have to finish the task ahead of time.
  • I have to go downtown later.
  • I have to go to the bathroom.
  • I have to go to the shop to be measured up for my suit.
  • I have to go wash my face.
  • I have to iron my skirt.
  • I have to leave early today.
  • I have to leave.
  • I have to restock the freezer.
  • I have to say I don't much care for modern music.
  • I have to say in her defence that she knew nothing about it beforehand.
  • I have to steer by him; he's my boss.
  • I have to super add the budget expenses, in my opinion.
  • I have to swot up on phrasal verbs for a test tomorrow.
  • I have to tell you that the machine is beyond repair.
  • I have to type letters and answer the phone.
  • I have to unpack my bags.
  • I have to use the telephone.
  • I have to vacuum my room.
  • I'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.
  • My horse is rather skittish, so I have to keep him away from traffic.
  • Something gets into my eyes. I have to rinse it out immediately.
  • The driver's seat is too high, I have to readjust it.
  • There are one or two questions that I have to ask you.
  • There's something I have to speak to you about - it's a delicate matter.
  • Things are different now. I have to protect the one thing that I can't live without. That's you.
  • Why should I have to do all the cleaning? It's not fair!

2. You can also add the word "Don't" to suggest that someone is not required to do something. 


  • Don't lecture at me. I don't have to do what you say!
  • I am glad I don't have to work door-to-door.
  • I don't have to be a detective to figure that out.
  • I don't have to give you any reasons, full stop.
  • I don't have to go to the bathroom.
  • I don't have to justify myself to you or anyone else.
  • I don't have to leave.
  • I don't have to see a shrink.
  • I don't have to speak to 25 people before I can reach her on the phone.
  • I don't have to stand here baring my soul in order to make you feel better and less of a victim!
  • I don't have to stay in my room penned up like a prisoner.
  • I don't have to unpack my bags.
  • I don't have to use the telephone.
  • I don't have to wear my glasses all the time - just for reading.
  • I'm glad I don't have to go out on such a dirty night.
  • I'm really glad I don't have to go back there again.
  • It's such a tiny kitchen that I don't have to do much to keep it clean.
  • I've got you. I don't have to wait for it anymore.
  • Phew! I'm so glad I don't have to give that speech.
  • What bliss! I don't have to go to work today.

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