Using /must/ and /have to/ in English

Using /must/ and /have to/ in English I want to talk about something that we must do.

What’s the difference between “must” and “have to” in speaking English.


James. Welcome.

I want to talk about something that we must do.

The verb “must

Must is important word – you believe something is true.

This is important, because when you believe something is true, sometimes it’s more important then the actual facts that exists.

People must believe in God.

People must be good.

Are there any facts for this? – Not really.

However, if you believe it’s true, then it must be true.

Then let’s say we wanted to be, I don’t know…, a little bit more factual. That means using facts to say something is true.

We have another way of doing in English.

Come on!

Have to

If I have to do it.

I have to, because it based on facts. There’re reasons I can show you to do it.

An example is:

I have to do all of  my tests because I want to go to a good school.

The fact is if I do not do all of my tests I will not go to a good school.

Can you think of a thing that you have to do?

Did you think of something?

Well, I can give you one.

You have to study to do well in English.

This is true.

You have to study in order to do well in English.

“Have to” and “Must”.

If you want to speak and you want to use facts – use “have to”.

If you believe what you’re saying is true, but you don’t have facts, but you really feel strongly – use “must”.

By the way, “must” is stronger then “have to”, because with “must” we believe it’s true. With “have to” there’re facts.

Emotions are always stronger then thinking.

Believe you or not.

Anyway, I have to go, because I must cook dinner for my girlfriend.

See you next time.