Have to Grammar, Have Got to Grammar
We use "have to" to express a strong obligation.
Have to grammar
Formula: Subject + have to/has to + first form of the verb + object
- you have to prepare well for the interview.
- She has to deal with all issues alone.
Subjects are used with "have to" or "has to"
Have to: i, you, we, they, any plural names.
Has to: he, she, it, any singular name.
- Ibrahim has to get his knee operated.
- They have to confess what they did.
- Sarah and Julia have to be at the doctors by nine o'clock.
- We have to get up early in the morning to reach office on time.
Note: "Must" can also be used similarly to "have to"
See also must
The negative sentence is formed for "have to" using do not/don't and does not/doesn't did not/didn't and only "have to" is used in negative sentence.
- She doesn't have to do home chores.
- They don't have to pay for the residence.
- He didn't have to wash his cloths.
In order to make questions do, does, did are used and only "have to" is used in question form.
- Does she have to work more than she is paid?
- Do they have to submit a report to the court?
- Did he have to force Julia to stand by him?
Have got to grammar
Note: In British English "have got to" is more commonly used similarly to "have to"
- you have got to prepare well for the interview.
- She hasn't got to do home chores.
- Have they got to submit a report to the court?
Note: "Have got to" is only used in present.